"For many years England has not reached this stage of the competition, so being in the quarterfinals, playing against Sweden, having for the semi-final the victor of Russian Federation versus Croatia, I would say England has a golden chance to be in the World Cup final", The Portuguese told reporters. I promised myself I would not support any European team in World Cup, but during the group stages two teams really impressed me in France and England.
A spokesman for the force said the arrests were for public order offences after the Three Lions won a World Cup penalty shoot-out for the first time.
England are now just 90 minutes away from a World Cup final and will face either Croatia or Russian Federation in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening.
"We are a team that are still improving, we know where we are and we are having success because everybody is working hard on the field", the England manager said. To get through the two games we had this week, we needed all of that because we're not the finished article.
"That's so important for us because I think Sweden like to point out we're paid this and that, and we're the team of entitlement, when I don't think that is the case".
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"We might not have the best team on paper or individually, but as a team we are very high achievers and this symbolizes all of us".
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France take on Uruguay, Belgium play Brazil and hosts Russian Federation face Croatia in the other three quarter finals. Pickford responded by saying: "I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper".
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There is very little to choose between the two countries historically and another tight game is expected in Samara on Saturday. Sweden have now played at 12 World Cup finals, finishing runners-up to Brazil when they hosted the tournament in 1958.
"We have got to be here for another week (as there is the third-placed play-off) so it's up to us now which games we play in. He completed what we'd hoped he would today but slightly separate to the team", Southgate said.
"Of course, when you sit and think about the people who've got to this point before, people I hugely respect and admire, it's hard to put that into perspective, really".
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"I think that is probably starting to register with them now - maybe I tell the truth most of the time".
"If we were to be picky, a legitimate argument could be made that England will need to play with more finesse if they are to harbour serious ambitions of winning this competition". I was at Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.