Dunphy expects England-Belgium World Cup final

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

England secured their first semi-final place in the tournament for 28 years after seeing off Sweden 2-0 on Saturday, with only Croatia standing in their way of reaching the final following their dramatic penalty shootout victory against hosts Russian Federation.

"I think it's the best opportunity that England's ever had (since 1966), and probably might ever have because no disrespect to Croatia but the other side of the group was a lot more hard". It's wonderful because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England.

"But we have to just adapt ourselves to their game plan, but also they have to worry about us".

"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working". They'll be raring to get out there and win again.

Southgate has manfully steered around the ship and Walker does not think the manager "gets as much credit as he deserves" for his work in bringing this group together. Southgate has worked on improving England players' psychology going into shootouts, while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford used information - detailing where Colombia's penalties were likely to go - that was written on a water bottle next to his goal.

"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!"

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We've given you five minutes to get all your wrong answers out and we should also point out that he did deploy someone in midfield that night who is more accustomed to a role as a striker. "It really is. That's the only word I can describe it because we're all a family". We managed to stop Messi and [Christian] Eriksen so hopefully we can stop Kane. We have completed it.

If you do go on to win the tournament - and I hope you do - it would have an indescribable effect. It's been 28 years since we were last here, if you can't get carried away now, when can you?

"Recovery is key" was the message which had been emblazoned across England's social media outlets on Sunday.

England footballing icon Paul Gascoigne has told the current Three Lions crop to "watch each other's back" as they prepare for their World Cup semi final clash with Croatia.

"He's a lot quicker than people give him credit for".

Raheem Sterling shrugged off the latest criticism aimed at the Manchester City forward to capture the feeling in the England camp and back home.

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