England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

England's surprise run in Russian Federation has brought them to a World Cup semifinal, a feat not achieved by any Three Lions side since 1990, and excitement has reached new heights following Saturday's convincing 2-0 quarterfinal win over Sweden in Samara.

The group have been praised for their "togetherness" during the campaign by Peter Shilton, who was involved in the last England team to reach the last four of a World Cup in 1990.

Swedish great Ibrahimovic who now plays in the USA, challenged the former England captain on Friday to a wager on the outcome of Saturdays England v Sweden game.

"We weren't aware of everything going on in the country as we were kept in a bubble", said Hurst, who added that none of the other teams still in Russian Federation should frighten England.

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

Before the tournament the groundwork was put in at England's tranquil, rural St George's Park training centre and once in Russian Federation, they have been ensconced in the quiet lakeside resort of Repino, 45 kilometres outside of St Petersburg.

"Of course you get an accumulation of fatigue through a tournament", said the manager.

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

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Cherchesov walked into the room still visibly dazed after the dramatic ending. "The World Cup was a strong motivation of me". The Swedes were playing in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994, when they reached the semifinals.

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

As the hysteria back home following Saturday's quarter-final win proves, so are the rest of us - and long may it continue, well, for at least another week. And we've completed a World Cup.

"I remember watching him at Tottenham coming up, a few times as a 15-year-old kid and he was just banging in goals then - and he's just carried that on season after season. We are just trying to be in the best possible place on Wednesday".

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

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