Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Southgate’s old ideas leading young England at World Cup

Southgate’s old ideas leading young England at World Cup

Football may not be the only thing "coming home" this month as England boss Gareth Southgate's World Cup waistcoat is being sought by the Museum of London.

"We've been one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the least experienced, but we were never quite sure how far this team could go", said Southgate.

They now potentially stand just 90 minutes away from their first major tournament final in 52 years, when they last won the World Cup back in 1966. That's why we want our punters to wear waistcoats in tribute to the man himself. They beat Denmark in the round of 16 and host Russian Federation in the quarter-finals this year, becoming only the second team with consecutive shootout wins in the same World Cup since Argentina defeated Yugoslavia and Italy in 1990.

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But British Airways, which has seen a 700 percent increase in searches for flights to Russian Federation on its website since England's penalty shootout win over Colombia last week, has now released hundreds more seats on Moscow flights by using bigger planes.

"We've had the chance to make a difference".

The line is taken from a 1996 song called Three Lions, released by the Lightning Seeds and comedians Baddiel & Skinner for Euro '96, which was held in England. Football might actually be coming home after all.

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The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) in a statement on Tuesday said it had revoked Vukojevic's accreditation at the World Cup and relieved him of his duties as an associate of the Croatia coaching staff.

"This team has a chance to write themselves into football folklore and London and the entire country will be cheering them on as loud as we can on Wednesday night".

He said: "We are four million people, four million coaches and four million players".

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Croatia finished top of Group D by beating Nigeria 2-0, Argentina 3-0 and Iceland 2-1, but needed penalty shootouts to get past Denmark in the last 16 and Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.

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