Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Southgate acknowledges England players are in a different era

Southgate acknowledges England players are in a different era

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.

Belgium, loaded with talent, but still looking for their first title on the biggest stage in football, will be no push-overs.

Leading SA bookmakers BET.co.za have installed France as 2/1 for the overall title, followed by England (5/2), Belgium (13/5) and Croatia (4/1).

France has a young team with players like Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann and the coach believes that despite recent success, they can continue to improve.

Cape Town - France have been installed as narrow favourites for the 2018 Soccer World Cup title, but it's too tight to call with any conviction heading into the semi-finals.

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But the Tottenham Hotspur player, who grew up in Portugal and answered questions from Brazilian media in fluent Portuguese, says that a great part of the team spirit has been the commitment and approach of all players, regardless of their place on the team sheet.

In the minutes and hours that followed the triumph, joyous fans took to the streets in England to party, in anticipation of England's first trip to a World Cup semifinal since 1990.

"You want to be playing the top teams and test yourself", said Alli. "There is potential for progression and this experience here should help them", said the French boss.

Croatia emerged through extra-time and spot-kicks against Denmark in the last 16 before going through the same ordeal again against Russian Federation in the quarter-finals.

"We had events where I met a lot of them, they told me their stories and how many years they've been travelling, watching England and what it means to them".

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With the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 fast approaching, it's safe to say that England has never been so united. The song shot up 32 places after England's win against Sweden on 7 July.


"They showed from the games I've seen so far that they play direct football and they are very fast".

The World Cup Final is scheduled to kick off at 4pm on Sunday, July 15.

This choice of personnel, along with wide players Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic, would create a four-man front for England and could trouble their back three in transition should Modric pounce and exploit the spaces in behind Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young. Two years is a long period, it's been a long process since then.

The Real Madrid midfielder is arguably the best in the world in his position and will duly demonstrate why, should England give him the time and space on Thursday.

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