Jamie Vardy sends Gareth Southgate update ahead of World Cup semi-final

Liverpool transfer news Harry Maguire has impressed in Russia this summer

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There may be an air of euphoria back home but England midfielder Eric Dier is adamant that for all the progress, success has yet to be achieved for the Three Lions at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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Croatia are all that now stands between Gareth Southgate's men and a chance at replicating the heroes of 1966, with Walker aware of just how big a chance the semi-final represents.

Maguire is now an England hero, after his performance in Russian Federation, where he has been one of Gareth Southgate's star players.

"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!"

"I think you can see that in the way that we play, the way that we fight for each other".

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

"Probably one big difference is that we had four genuine world-class players in Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Greaves (who did not play in the final)".

"If you're asking me a question in a one-off final can we do it?"

"You obviously have got your family at home and the kids that you need to keep in touch with, keep checking in or the missus might go mad". "You wouldn't have said we were going to win beforehand", Hurst added. England reaching their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years is partly due to their manager not repeating the mistakes he encountered then. We have completed it.

Despite the Manchester City forward looking sharp in Russian Federation, his lack of goals has led to undue criticism from some quarters.

Sister paper the Sun on Sunday - formerly the News of the World - had demanded people don't go to work on Wednesday with a headline "Cancel Wednesday!".

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