Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final

No absentees for England training ahead of World Cup semi-final

The teams meet in Moscow to compete for a place in the 15 July final after Dalic's side overcame hosts Russian Federation on Saturday.

Dalic, 51, singled out the tournament's top-scorer and Raheem Sterling as potential threats for England, but added that his team were not anxious.

"We want people to celebrate.but not at the expense of law-abiding fans and emergency services' resources", he said.

Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one.

"He [Kane] is top scorer - he's not easy to stop". The hunger of players has been there for everyone to see, we are proud of the style they have played.

However, ex-England and Manchester United pair David Beckham and Gary Neville have voiced their support for the 23-year-old and Dalic also rates him highly.

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

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Elsewhere, the Gunners look set to miss out on the signing of Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega , reports Marca . He has been likened to N'Golo Kante and should fit in with Emery's hard-pressing style of play.

"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998".

"They play very direct football, dangerous, fast, and they are really good at setpieces, and dangerous at corner kicks". I think everyone is so close in there.

Belgium have impressed against everyone they have played, and even when they did slip, going two down to Japan in the second round, they had the goal power to fight back and triumph.

"But we believe in our strengths too".

"But we are looking forward to a different style of game against England because they like to play attacking football".

Just the small matter of a game in which Croatia stand between Southgate and his ambition of matching Sir Alf Ramsey's feat of taking England to the World Cup final.

Vida, 29, headed Croatia in front in extra time, only for his effort to be cancelled out by Russia's Mario Fernandes in the dying embers of a thrilling encounter.

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