Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought


Harry Kane has insisted that England's ambitions will not be satisfied by a first appearance in a World Cup semi-final for 28 years and that "finishing the job" is the target in Russian Federation.

I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final.

Didier Deschamps has one of the strongest squads in the tournament, and it's hard to find a weakness in his team.

Three Lions Throwback The last time England reached the World Cup semi-finals was in 1990, when they lost a penalty shootout against eventual champions West Germany.

Actor Hugh Grant tweeted about the piece of clothing ahead of England's quarter-final victory over Sweden and the following day BBC presenter Andrew Marr opened his show in a waistcoat as a tribute to Southgate.

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But, he did go on to suggest the Gunners might be in the market for a much younger, future prospect. The 22-year-old is yet to have a summer break after featuring for Uruguay at the World Cup.

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

Our worst fears about this World Cup have been confirmed: none of the countries left in the tournament have left-wing governments. I felt something odd and, after discussion with doctors, we decided I should go off.

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

Players who pick up just two yellow cards between the group stage and the quarter-finals are given an automatic one-game suspension.

'We have seen the images from the screens around the British Isles and how it has brought people together'.

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But Pruitt had also been dogged for months by scandals that spawned more than a dozen federal and congressional investigations. US President Donald Trump said Mr Pruitt had done "an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him".

"When you go to a club overseas and play against one from your own country, you are part of the enemy", the France manager told the press.

Its 44 forces across England and Wales recorded 387 incidents and made more than 70 arrests over the weekend for mostly alcohol-related disorder.

Fans have been dancing in the town's streets and chanting It's Coming Home following England's wins earlier in the tournament. They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.

Gareth Southgate has "finally found a goalkeeper who saves" in Jordan Pickford, according to former England boss Fabio Capello.

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The American won 6-3 6-3 6-4 on Court Three, serving 21 aces, to set up a last-16 meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas . Struggling to stay in the set after half an hour, Williams found her huge serve just in time to hang on for 4-5.