England fans 'dare to dream' after World Cup win over Sweden

Grant SmithJul 08, 2018

"What I think about England national team is more or less what I think about France: a group of young players with talent".

Most fans though will be crowding around the big screens again on Wednesday, perhaps singing - and maybe even believing -the 1996 anthem by the Lightning Seeds pop band, "Football's Coming Home".

England manager Gareth Southgate was understandably delighted after his side sealed their place in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990.

The last time England reached the last four of a World Cup, their heroes in the win over Sweden - goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and goalscorers Harry Maguire and Dele Alli - weren't even born.

All eyes will be on the stunning Samara Arena this Saturday as the Three Lions line-up in a hotly-anticipated World Cup quarter-final against fellow surprise package Sweden. To get through the two games we had this week, we needed all of that because we're not the finished article.

Clearly feeling the heat, Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah looked nothing short of sensational in a sexy white mini-skirt which she teamed with an England shirt, showing her pride for her team as she cheered on Jamie from the sidelines.

"Always nice to score, especially on occasions like this".

"They can give hope to them and, like I said the other day, we're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around strolling around and we've got an entitlement".

"We are really tight, we've built that. I wish them every bit of luck".

In the build up to the game, social media was flooded with memes of Maguire talking to his girlfriend following England's win over Colombia with captions differing based on his relaxed stance. "[Didier] Deschamps is able to make them play in a good way and it's a pleasure to watch their games".

Though the song is more than 20 years old, United Kingdom soccer fans still use "It's coming home" as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike.

"I think England are definitely a good side", admitted AC Milan fan Michelangelo".

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Thai officials aim to rescue kids from cave before rain hits
Teams of rescuers also are exploring possible cracks or crevasses that might allow rescuers to break through and make a rescue. A diver who spent time with the boys said earlier the youngsters wanted to know the results of the matches.

Japan executes cult leader, followers behind deadly Tokyo subway attack
In five coordinated attacks , the perpetrators released sarin on three lines of the Tokyo Metro during rush hour. The following are brief descriptions of three major acts of violence by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult .

Trump's former personal lawyer says he'll put 'family and country' first
During the interview, Cohen declined to discuss specifics of particular cases and offered circumspect responses to some questions. So the only way he can speak to the only person who has the power to pardon him is through someone like George Stephanopoulos .

Elon Musk Sends SpaceX Engineers to Save Trapped Thai Soccer Team
However, the dive is complex - with one Navy SEAL dying during the rescue efforts - and numerous boys do not know how to swim. Among his tweets about the rescue, he also said: "But let's not submit to the bad mood entirely".

Three travel bloggers killed in waterfall accident
Her boyfriend and another hiker jumped in to try to save her but they were all swept over the edge, Willcox said. A fourth friend who witnessed the accident then ran down the mountain to call for help.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez defends Manchester City midfielder's role
Honestly, everyday non-World Cup players can play Neymar better than Neymar can play himself. The victor of the tie will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.

France can still get better, warns Deschamps
When asked if Kane could challenge Ronaldo and Messi, Southgate said: "The world always changes, teams go through evolution". Uruguay suffered without striker Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out with a calf injury.

Klamathon Fire ignites in Hornbrook, prompting I-5 closure
A situation summary from Cal Fire Saturday morning noted "extreme fire behavior with movement in multiple directions". Authorities said the blaze started with a house fire and gusty winds reportedly were pushing the flames.

Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich wish Tony Parker the best in Charlotte
Duncan has retired, Parker is now gone and Ginobili's status for next season is unknown. The new coach, James Borrego, is a former Spurs assistant who knows Parker well.

Stop Mbappe! Uruguay's tactic v France for quarter-final
Mbappe, 19, was the star in France's thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina. "It's up to us to put him in good positions". Those ties are so thick that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez needled Griezmann this week for trying to be Uruguayan .