Published: Wed, July 11, 2018

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

Gareth Southgate and the England boys are just one victory away from their first World Cup final since 1966.

Kane is leading the World Cup top scorer charts with six goals so far, and he has a chance to extend his lead over four-goal Romelu Lukaku when he takes on Croatia.

"Gareth's sideline style has meant our waistcoats are really scoring with our customers, with sales doubling since the World Cup began", said a spokeswoman for Marks & Spencer.

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 made several pieces of history. And then we look forward to doing it all again on Sunday!" They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.


"He knows what he wants and he wears it extremely well but it's always blues and dark colours and he brightens it up with a shirt". Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of unity but sport has the power to unite - and football in particular has the power to do that.

Those three words, from the anthem Three Lions (Football's Coming Home) by Baddiel and Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, have become the mantra of England.

But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years. But while the tournament was a huge success and is fondly remembered by most, it ended in misery for Southgate when he missed the decisive penalty in the shootout against rivals Germany.

"Football's Coming Home is a song I couldn't even listen to for 20 years, frankly. So for me it has a slightly different feel", Southgate told reporters on Tuesday, before adding: "But it's nice to hear people are listening to it again".

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