Three Lions Is Officially Number 1 In The UK

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Maguire won Leicester's player of the season award last season too.

Russian Federation - the lowest-ranked nation at their own tournament - refused to die despite enjoying just 36 percent of possession against a superior Croatian team led by Luka Modric. However, it was not the player's quality that let the side down.

He added: "I have been really impressed with how they handle themselves and I really hope they go all the way".

So we visited the Royal Pavilion Tavern in North Street, Brighton, a pub well known for hosting passionate football fans throughout the season, to see what staff are expecting for today's crunch match. The likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney all suffered from the weight of expectation.

Meanwhile in Manchester, England fans were pictured jumping on a police van while officers were busy elsewhere.

This England squad has now scored 11 goals in the World Cup, equalling the team from 1966.

Just before the hour Trippier was again the provider with the cross that saw Dele Ali double England's lead.

"His body language, the way he carried himself, exceptional mentality, real belief in being a top player".

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So England's World Cup adventure rolls on. That inexperience has helped the team progress so far.

The party began with beer showers and chants of "Football's Coming Home" - England's unofficial football anthem written for the Euro '96 tournament. They are not carrying the burden of past failures.

One of the achievements of coach Gareth Southgate is to take a young side and to give belief in a set of players, some of whom play for the biggest clubs in the Premier League and others at smaller outfits. He has been fearless in his selections and not shirked making the big decisions.

Thousands crammed onto the shoreline at Brighton Beach in southern England erupted in joy as Harry Maguire headed home England's first goal. The previous teams had created a cynical attitude towards the Three Lions.

England football manager Gareth Southgate has likened striker Harry Kane to England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson.

A 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarter-finals on Sunday morning (AEST) sent the entire country into meltdown as the miracle of bringing home the sport's most cherished trophy edges ever closer to reality.

The incredibly catchy lyrics come from the 1996 song by The Lightning Seeds along with comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and was released to coincide with England's hosting of the European Championships.

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