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Southgate is well aware of the near-hysteria among England's support at home, and takes pride from the manner in which his team is unifying the country.

So get your kippers and slippers prepped, do your morning (or evening) calisthenics now, and for heaven sakes ring Mum, otherwise you just know she'll ring you during the match.

Many fans in Russian Federation have since been asking for selfies and autographs from Rowe in the build-up to tonight's semi-final against Croatia.

To mark the monumental occasion on Wednesday, which is England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990, the iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.

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"There are now no plans for Southgate Street to be permanently renamed in honour of the England manager but we wish the England team all the best tonight against Croatia".

"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998".

England face Croatia tonight with the winners facing France in Sunday's final. We're pleased with the intelligence and style of our play.

My view is that Southgate has managed to transfer some of this intelligent playing learnt from Venables to his current young team.

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Lovren, whose nation are into the semi-finals for the first time since 1998, said Croatia could play with freedom. They have not advanced to the Final since 1966, when they won it all.

Rafa Benitez says England have a "great chance" of winning the World Cup for the first time since 1966. "Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight.

"We keep looking to break the barriers down. Come on England - it's coming home!" "As an England fan you want to see good football and the team being ruthless in both boxes and they certainly have been that".

"I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly", said Southgate.

Three Lions, recorded by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, was originally written for Euro 1996, another tournament where England made a run through to the semifinals.

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Croatia needed penalty kicks to knock out host nation Russian Federation and did so in dramatic fashion. In fact, that remains Croatia's only defeat in eight World Cup matches against a European side.

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