England fans ‘dare to dream’ after World Cup win over…

Harry Kane was part of Gareth Southgate's England U21 squad

Harry Kane was part of Gareth Southgate's England U21 squad

A former teacher of England manager Gareth Southgate has said he could not have imagined his young student was destined for such great things.

Most fans though will be crowding around the big screens again on Wednesday, perhaps singing - and maybe even believing -the 1996 anthem by the Lightning Seeds pop band, "Football's Coming Home". "You deserve this moment - Football's Coming Home!"

Dele Alli believes this England squad is bringing the country together as they chase World Cup glory in Russian Federation. Sports analysts differently assess the teams ' chances of reaching the final of the world championship. And Mother Russia's penalty shootout anguish.

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.

The march was re-scheduled to avoid clashing with the England v Sweden match.

"Luck was against us", Cherchesov said. "My guys feel like conscript soldiers whose term of service was over just when they were preparing to go into battle".

"They still want to fight that war".

Harry Kane says England are determined to "finish the job" in Russian Federation and hopes their unexpected tilt at World Cup glory will inspire the next generation.

But Modric said they would be ready to face Southgate's men.

"But this time it might be different and we dare to dream".

"We expect a very hard, tight and demanding match". Every match at this World Cup is like that.

The match kicks off at 3pm (BST), with home-side Russian Federation taking on Croatia later on today to find who will be going through to the quarter-finals.

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