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Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Nearly 20 million tune in to watch England's march into semi-finals

Nearly 20 million tune in to watch England's march into semi-finals

The Sunday Mirror paraphrased the song written when England hosted the 1996 European Championships, saying: "England are in the World Cup semi-finals - could this really be the summer football comes home?"

Having entered into a freakish wager with the Sweden ahead of a World Cup quarter-final, the Three Lions legend is ready to collect his winnings David Beckham is ready to collect the winnings of a weird England versus Sweden bet with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the LA Galaxy star heading to Wembley for fish and chips.

"It's always nice to score, especially on occasions like this".

The Germans beat Sweden with a injury-time free kick move in their group game, but the latter's combined wins helped to put the 2014 victors out of this year's competition. "This has been an incredible #WorldCup run and we've enjoyed every minute".

His partner, Swedish expatriate Linn Boldt-Christmas, 23, said she was very proud of her nation.

England were dominant for much of the match and could have won by more.

The former Liverpool player and Under-23 coach for the Reds is now managing Rangers in the Scottish Premier League and he spoke about England's chances following his Rangers' 6-0 friendly win against Bury on Friday.

England will have the opportunity to go a step further than the 1990 generation when they play Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday.

Harry Kane may not have been responsible for either of England's two goals, but the captain has shortened into 1/7 to be the tournament's top goalscorer, having been available at 1/5 before the match. "He comes from a better version of England than we are used to seeing", he said.

"It's a huge privilege to be able to send everybody to work happy, to be able to make a difference to people lives", he said. They look like the country we've become, and they too are behaving like admirable men.

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