Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

Russia v Croatia – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Quarter Final – Fisht Stadium

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

"It was a song I couldn't listen to for 20 years, so it has a slightly different feel and it's nice to see people enjoying it slightly differently", he told a news conference at Luzhniki Stadium.

England manager Gareth Southgate admits it has been too painful to listen to Three Lions, the David Baddiel and Frank Skinner song which has become the national team's anthem, in two decades, but that success in this World Cup has meant he can finally stand it again.

We challenged Matt Le Tissier to provide a five-point plan for how England can beat Croatia and reach the World Cup final.

A huge England flag has been painted on the side of a bus as Reading gets behind the boys in Russian Federation ahead of the World Cup semi-final.

"We're excited about the future but want to make the most of the opportunity we have [now]".

Just three epic games to play (and one "well we may as well while we're here" encounter) - until Russian Federation 2018 announces its ultimate victor; Vladimir Putin, aside.

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Southgate, though, says his side have not even begun to realise their potential. First knockout win for 10 years.

George Lee, 59, from Hull, also backed Southgate's young team to get to the final, predicting a 2-1 win. "The delivery from wide areas in general is key, particularly from the right-hand side as Kieran Trippier's delivery is one of the best at the World Cup".

"I'm certainly proud of the support we're receiving".

"Our supporters and our country has had a long time suffering in terms of football". Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of unity but sport has the power to unite - and football in particular has the power to do that.

England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".

Retailer M&S is the official tailor to the England team at this year's tournament, where online searches for the garment are up more than 100%.

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