How a Harrogate tailor helped England boss Gareth Southgate inspire 'Waistcoat Wednesday'

"We want Gareth and the players to know that the city of Leeds is right behind them when they take on Croatia in the semi-final on Wednesday".

A header from Samuel Umtiti gave France victory over Belgium in Saint Petersburg.

Young set up England's first goal in the 2-0 quarterfinal win over Sweden with a driven corner from the left wing that was headed in by Harry Maguire.

The game is England's first World Cup semi-final since the penalty shoot-out heartbreak against the then West Germany in 1990 in Italy.

The penalty shootout win against hosts Russian Federation in the quarter-finals on Sunday seems to have gone a long way towards achieving that.

"We keep looking to break the barriers down".

18 of the 20 World Cups of all-time have gone to nations that aren't these four - have we ever seen such an open contest? "I think it's going to be incredibly loud in any bar we end up going to for the match".

Beattie, who played nine times for England and was part of Sir Bobby Robson's great Ipswich sides of the late 70s and early 80s, believes Croatia will provide a tough test but expects Southgate's men to prevail. We have had the chance to make a difference.

"Croatia are a good side and (Luka) Modric and (Ivan) Rakitic are superb players but we have the players to do it".

"We can feel the energy form home and that is a privilege for us". "Come on England! #ItsComingHome", Elton captioned the photo.

Three Lions, which is named for the team's crest, has been streamed and downloaded more than 2.5 millions times, so much that it's hit number one on the U.K.'s Big Top 40 chart this week.

Three Lions, recorded by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, was originally written for Euro 1996, another tournament where England made a run through to the semifinals.

Southgate has worked on improving England players' psychology going into shootouts, while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford used information - detailing where Colombia's penalties were likely to go - that was written on a water bottle next to his goal.

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