England can win World Cup, says 1966 hat-trick hero Hurst

Grant SmithJul 10, 2018

England has to win two more games to bring the World Cup home, but the enthusiasm some football fans displayed after their team advanced to the semifinals met global expectations.

England's stars would become immortal like Sir Alf Ramsey's stars of 1966 and Southgate believes lifting the World Cup might be even bigger in this modern world of social media and instant connectivity.

Away from his agility and shot-stopping, no previous English goalkeeper has showed such composure and technical ability with his feet, a trait that England manager Gareth Southgate sees as vital for his team's approach.

Back in England, the national team - vilified after the debacle at Euro 2016 - is once more a source of pride.

England and Russian Federation could have met in a semi-final match this week, but Croatia beat the host nation on penalty kicks Saturday night.

"Our best player is Harry Kane and look how humble he is".

For Southgate, that is more than just good PR.

"We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won [the World Cup in 1966], how they're still held and revered", Southgate told reporters.

With both of Croatia's knockout games heading to the spot already, there's a high probability that Wednesday's semi-final could go the distance, but England need not fear because Pickford has a plan. The chaotic corner shop closest to England's hotel was selling kitchen knives, women's underwear and frisbees but no World Cup paraphernalia.

"Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalize emergency service vehicles by jumping on them", London's Joint Response Unit said on Twitter.

"They've been through a lot".

"I may be going to the Croatia game as Henry VIII but I'll wear the waistcoat on top", he joked.

"So we'll just have to assess people as we go".

Subasic, who plays for Monaco in the French league, has been Croatia's hero in successive penalty-shootout wins in the knockout stage, saving four spot kicks in total.

He and Dier said the team's psychologist Pippa Grange should take credit for the mental shift in the England squad.

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