Gareth Southgate: England will play Belgium with 'huge pride'


But it's safe to say that with the third-place match now set, Belgium and England will have competed in two of the least essential matches of the 2018 World Cup.

A more downbeat message from the Guardian alongside an image of Southgate hugging Kyle Walker.

England must look to create "an empire" off the back of their surge to the World Cup semi-final having previously been the equivalent of a house "built on sand".

While most of us will be plonking ourselves in front of a screen for the big game between England and Croatia tonight, there are a dedicated few that are actually making the trek over to Russian Federation to see the action unfold IRL.

"Yes, it all ended in tears".

"We are a nation of people who never give in, who are proud and who have character", he said. "He's given absolutely everything for the team", Southgate said. God willing, we will bring the cup back to Croatia. "No trophy this time but it feels like the start of something every Englishman could get used to".

The England boss was also asked if the team's leading scorer Harry Kane had exhausted as the tournament progressed and was perhaps missing his cutting edge in the semifinals.

"Now is a time for us to be strong as a group and take the time to reflect on the performance a bit more over the next couple of days".

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Gareth Southgate consoles England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the end of the semifinal in Moscow.

"We lived the dream".

He wrote in a message on his Instagram account: 'It's coming home.

The supporters were in dreamland when Kieran Trippier curled a David Beckham-esque free kick into the top corner in the fifth minute.

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Loud cheers rang out after each goal, fans waved the red and white national flag, and after the final whistle Croatian TV showed wild celebrations breaking out in towns and cities.

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