Southgate proud of England support after 20 years of personal hurt

11 July, 2018, 21:03 | Author: Myra Gill
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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.

"When England played Colombia we noticed traffic levels drop by about a third so we're anticipating similar on Wednesday", said Frank Bird, an emergency planning officer at Highways England.

"The final? France-England. And in that case, I see England as favourites".

And they've revealed that since the showpiece began, sales of waistcoats have doubled due to people wanting to channel their inner Southgate.

"We've won after scoring in the last minute, won after conceding in the last minute, come through extra time and penalties". First quarter-final win for longer. "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".

"There is still one more step to take, but we are proud of what we have done". "And then we look forward to doing it all again on Sunday!" We have had the chance to make a difference. The enthusiasm they have for these players, they've been brilliant ambassadors for our country, it's great for them they've got some enjoyable moments playing for England now.


"He knows what he wants and he wears it extremely well but it's always blues and dark colours and he brightens it up with a shirt. It is a special feeling and a privilege".

Fans have been dancing in the town's streets and chanting It's Coming Home following England's wins earlier in the tournament.

What's more, a quick browse on the World Cup collection section on the official M&S website, where the Southgate-style waistcoat is priced at £65, shows that it's only available in XXL online.

Gareth Southgate after he missed a penalty during England's match against Germany in the Euro '96 semi-final.

"I'm not normally a massive football fan, but it brings everybody together", he said. "So for me it has a slightly different feel", Southgate told reporters on Tuesday, before adding: "But it's nice to hear people are listening to it again".

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