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Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi Russia Saturday

Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi Russia Saturday

Winning the World Cup for the first time in 52 years has now transformed from fantasy into a distinct possibility, and Southgate thinks the rise of social media would only amplify the reaction if his England were to upset the odds and make it all the way.

The civic buildings of Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall will also be lit up red and white on both Tuesday and Wednesday night in order to cheer on England, alongside proudly flying a St George's flag.

Mr Short, from Bourneville, Birmingham, said: 'I have watched all of England's games during the World Cup and wanted to show my support in the only way I can. "It's been an enjoyable journey, and we want to keep it going".

No? Well one of the original names for Southgate station was touted to be Chase Side - and Gareth Southgate manages a SIDE that's CHASING the World Cup.

The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football. The odds suggest it could be a close game and since 1998 precious few World Cup semifinals have been won by more than one goal. More than 50 years on, there doesn't seem to be any record of how the song performed in the charts.

"Actually love the atmosphere of this England team".

Maguire, however, insists that the Three Lions are mainly focused on themselves. Brazil, Uruguay, Russia, and Sweden were all sent packing in the quarter-finals.

In retrospect, we should have seen England's victory coming.

Croatia went undefeated winning Group D, including a convincing 3-0 hammering of Argentina, then beat both Spain and Russian Federation in matches that lasted 2 hours each and both went to penalty kicks.

England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home". The song sank without trace, as did England's football hopes as the team failed to get out of the group stages.

But you wouldn't know it judging by the training exercise the Three Lions have been taking part in.

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