England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

It is coming home? Odds on England World Cup win shorten after Sweden win

The men's World Cup soccer tournament is down to the final two games that matter.

England's remarkable set-play success is the fruit of extra preparation on the training ground with attacking coach Allan Russell, who has travelled with Southgate to the United States to study strategies from the National Basketball Association and NFL.

Sir Alf Ramsey led England to World Cup glory in 1966 (PA Archive).

Southgate praised his players for their diligence and commitment ahead of a game that he believes his players approach as well prepared as possible.

Wednesday's game against Croatia in Moscow will be just the third time the Three Lions have played in such a fixture and the first since 1990.

We've given you five minutes to get all your wrong answers out and we should also point out that he did deploy someone in midfield that night who is more accustomed to a role as a striker.

Now the 47-year-old former England global is leading the team, which plays Croatia at 8pm tonight in England's first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

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Kane, who is the top goal scorer at the global showpiece in Russian Federation with six goals, feels reaching the final can inspire their next generation to keep dreaming big. I've had lovely messages from people who have had a big influence in my life.

"I don't think Gareth Southgate has made any secret of that, he's been to see Pep and he's picked his brain".

Saturday's victory over Sweden was once more greeted with jubilant scenes up and down the country.

'I tweeted that team picture on Sunday, although I didn't mention that the trip was actually something of a sweetener for the lads, ' Southgate's former manager Alan Smith wrote in his Telegraph column.

"100 percent I think you can see that in the way that we play, everybody the whole 23, willing to put everything aside, whatever their personal interests might be, purely for the team to be successful", he said.

"We've got to believe, definitely", he added. The way we train during the week is fantastic, always with high-intensity, everyone pushing each other.

Renditions of "It's Coming Home" have echoed across pubs, parks and gardens as fans dream of a second World Cup triumph.

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