England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden

Gareth Southgate wife Alison

He was watching the Three Lions as a fan two years ago and now, he will come up against either Russian Federation or Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

"Fantastic, absolutely brilliant. We were anxious before that game we had to score first and we did".

'I haven't told my wife yet - but it's not something she wouldn't expect from me.

England trained in Repino on Friday morning before flying to Samara in preparation for their quarter-final meeting with Sweden.

Raheem Sterling then set up Golden Boot leader Kane, who slotted wide, with England - playing in their first World Cup quarter-final since 2006 - starting to find their feet.

"But I was talking to some of the girls and they actually preferred to meet England over Colombia because Colombia have more of a counter-attacking style".

"We don't have renowned, world-class players yet but we've got lots of good young players who are showing on the young stage that they can be courageous on the ball, try and play the right way, have shown some mental resilience".

"They've got a blend of youth, experience, technical ability, very good".

He said: "We've had so many disappointment over the years, especially in big tournaments".

"I'm so, so proud of what all of the players and all of the staff have done because we've got to this point because the collective has been so strong".

Harry Maguire celebrates with team mate John Stones after scoring for England against Sweden.

"I'm fairly indifferent to the game on Saturday because Switzerland got kicked out in their last game, I'm not too happy about that", he says.

"But also, this might be one of the best opportunities we ever have and we don't want to fall short by not being prepared or committed to what we're doing".

"I think it would be fantastic for everyone".

"We don't fear Croatia or Russian Federation and the final is a one-off game, so it's a lottery".

Another England set-piece caused chaos and, although Sweden initially cleared their lines when Lingard delivered a flawless cross to the back post, Alli was there to double his side's advantage.

In the second half, England doubled its advantage with a header from Dele Alli.

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