Three Lions tops Big Top 40 chart after England’s win against Sweden

Ruben Ruiz
July 9, 2018

England captain Harry Kane said his team were "buzzing" and full of confidence as they reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 after seeing off Sweden 2-0 on Saturday.

England manager Gareth Southgate has highlighted his side's "resilience" as the Three Lions advanced to the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

But Southgate is already proud of the work ethic and unity shown by his squad after overhauling the squad with young players during his 22 month reign.

Dave Awde, a 30 year old Preston fan, of Kirkham, said: "I can't remember a time when England were good enough to reach a semi-final, this is incredible".

Cheeky supporters sang "It's Coming Home" as display cushions were scattered across the shore's showroom floor.

"We have got to this point because our collective is so strong". Then we'll see what David Beckham says when I talk to him, " Zlatan Ibrahimovic told Expressen according to Goal.

Roy Hodgson's men were humbled by Iceland two years ago, sending the national game into a tailspin that only worsened when new boss Sam Allardyce abruptly exited.

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"It wasn't a total surprise to lose to England because they've been diamonds since day one whereas many of our goals came from penalties".

Maguire's header following an Ashley Young corner gave England the lead on the half-hour. 'But, you know, we are progressing really well. "But we have a way of playing and the boys' attitude has been incredible".

"We felt like we could dominate the ball today, we controlled the play". If they win, they will play either France or Belgium in the final, held on Sunday July 15.

Kane has been inspired by the achievements of Lineker and Sir Geoff Hurst, scorer of a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final, both of whom he has met, but reiterated the fact this squad want to write their own history.

The defender watched England from the stands at Euro 2016, and he admitted that he has not yet fully come to terms with everything he has achieved in the last two years.

They have been knocked out by Southgate's tactical nous, cool-in-a-crisis touchline style and caring nature.

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