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Tom Rostance

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  1. No homes to go to...

    Sweden 0-2 England

    Some England fans are still singing in Samara...

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  2. 'Being England manager is a privilege and an honour'

    Sweden 0-2 England

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Gareth Southgate said: "It was a game I was concerned about earlier in the week because of the emotional and physical energy we had to exert against Colombia. We knew the game would be stop start against Sweden. Defensively we dealt with most things well, and when we didn’t, our goalkeeper was outstanding. We created opportunities in attack even though the opposition made it difficult for us, and our football flowed well."

    Asked about the optimism now surrounding the squad, Southgate added: "Managing expectations is going to be a bit difficult. We are privileged to be here and to be England manager is an honour. We are here because of the players as well of the staff. We have senior pros that haven’t played as much, but have carried on with smiles on their faces, and we are here because of them as well as the boys that have featured more."

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    Video caption: Southgate praises Pickford's 'critical' saves
  3. 'Southgate is a modern day coach'

    Sweden 0-2 England

    Chris Waddle

    Ex-England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    Gareth Southgate is a modern day coach. He trusts his players and he is friendly to them. The ones we had were like bullies and you were scared of them at times. He gives his players the encouragement to go and play and then he mixes with them and he doesn't just talk to them about football.

  4. From Leeds to London...

    England reach World Cup semi-final

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: England fans celebrate across the country

    England fans up and down the UK celebrate reaching the semi-finals after their 2-0 win against Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals in Russia.

  5. 'Incredible feeling'

    Sweden 0-2 England

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Dele Alli header puts England 2-0 up against Sweden

    England boss Gareth Southgate, speaking to BBC Sport: "We knew it was going to be such a different game after having extra time and penalties against Colombia with all the emotion and the energy.

    "We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure but the resilience of the team was crucial. We knew we would have the majority of the ball and it was a case of breaking them down because Sweden are a really well organised team.

    "Over the years we have underestimated them.

    "I'm really pleased for Dele (Alli). He is best at making those runs for the goal and he can finish. I'm really pleased for him because that's some drought for him.

    "We don't know who we play yet. Russia in Moscow would be an incredible game to be involve in. Let's see. I hope everyone at home enjoys tonight because it's not often that happens.

    "It is an incredible feeling."

  6. A very rare shout comes off

    England reach World Cup semi-final

    From this...

    Harry Maguire

    To this...

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Harry Maguire heads in the opener for England against Sweden
  7. 'We will be ready to go again'

    Sweden 0-2 England

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Harry Kane said: "It was a very mature performance in such a high pressure game. We knew we would have lots of possession but I thought we controlled it well and we moved it quickly. We are delighted to have got the first goal from a set-piece because we have worked hard on the training ground and we needed Jordan (Pickford) to pull off a number of saves in the second half. We played the way we said we would and we attacked the game. Now we are one step closer."

    Asked about his preferred opposition for the semi-final, Kane added: "Whoever. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but it’s about us as a team. Whoever we play, we will be ready to go again."

  8. Remember when...

    England reach World Cup semi-final

    ...we made this video as a joke?

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: What would happen if England actually won the World Cup?
  9. 'England can go all the way'

    England reach World Cup semi-final

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: England players celebrate reaching the semi-finals

    Sweden manager Janne Andersson: "Yes, I definitely believe England are good enough to win it. They are forceful, well-organised. I'd like to pay tribute to the team and coach.

    "They are a good footballing side. I think they would be perfectly able to go all the way"

  10. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    Ex-England striker on BBC One

    It's coming home!

    World Cup trophy
  11. Post update

    Alan Shearer

    Former Newcastle striker on BBC One

    It is magnificent. And fully deserved. It's coming home!

  12. What a guy...

    England reach World Cup semi-final

    I've been told that the Gareth Southgate lookalike at today's game...

    Gareth Southgate lookalike

    Is the same guy who dresses up as the Queen while on tour with the Barmy Army!


    The Queen
  13. First international goal on the biggest stage

    Sweden 0-2 England

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Harry Maguire said: "It was my first international goal on the biggest stage of them all. Going into a World Cup semi final, it doesn't get much better than that."

    Asked about his contribution from set-plays, Maguire said: "A high percentage of goals in knockout games come from set-plays and we have worked hard on them. The deliveries have been brilliant and we have managed to get our heads on them."

    Asked about his personal development, Maguire added: "It’s a remarkable rise I have had over the last year or two. At the moment I'm in a bubble and maybe I'll realise my achievement over time. It's another massive game in the semi and one that we will have belief in."

  14. 'My wife is a machine'

    Sweden 0-2 England

    Fabian Delph

    England midfielder Fabian Delph: "It is hard to put into words. It has been an amazing week. Thanks to Gareth (Southgate) for letting me go home for the birth of my third child. It was hard for me. I think it was the penalties that brought on the labour. I've got Hendo to thank for that. To go to the next round is amazing.

    "It is crazy (having made a trip back to the UK). I tried to explain to some of the boys what is like back home. We are in our bubble out here. But it is scary. Even people who are not into football. I was getting stopped on the school run.

    "The baby is fantastic. It was our third home birth. My wife is a machine. We are caught in two minds on the name. It has been great and I am so happy to have gone home to share that moment."

  15. Get Wednesday booked in

    Wednesday night, 19:00 BST.

    England v Croatia or Russia IN THE WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL.