England target World Cup 2018 semis after Belgium stun Brazil

British Airways writes a ticket home for 'Football' in advance of World Cup quarter final

Peter John-Baptiste, 48, from Harrow, north-west London, was at Italia 90 that last time England made a semi-final.

Kane now heads the table on six goals, two clear of second place Romelu Lukaku, who has been eased out to 10/1 from 8/1.

England are looking to get through to their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, but have to improve on their record of one win, two defeats and five draws in major tournaments and qualifying campaigns against the Scandinavians.

Her team-mates were keen to test out her loyalties after seeing Sweden's men beat Switzerland 1-0 and England's dramatic penalty shootout victory over Colombia on Tuesday, teeing up tomorrow's quarter-final in Samara (3pm KO).

Granqvist's wife, Sofie, gave birth to the couple's second child, although Granqvist was not there for the happy event after she had told him to stay in Russian Federation to help Sweden's World Cup prospects, reports Xinhua news agency.

"To come on the back of a game where we had to go to the very depths emotionally and physically in midweek and be able to give what we gave today - control the game, but also withstand the physical test - was a real sign of resilience for a young team, who I think are really maturing in front of our eyes".

Rebekah Vardy, along with a number of other wives and girlfriends of the England players, has been in Russian Federation throughout the tournament, staying in St Petersburg.

When the England World Cup roster was announced in May, an England supporter said he would get the names of every player on the roster tattooed on himself if England made the quarterfinals.

Raheem Sterling then set up Golden Boot leader Kane, who slotted wide, with England - playing in their first World Cup quarter-final since 2006 - starting to find their feet.

"We were always going to win the game but now we're there it's just relief, isn't it?"

Belgium's "golden generation" had looked on the brink of another major tournament disappointment when 2-0 down midway through the second half of their last-16 tie against Japan, but roared back in that game before punishing Brazil time and again with blistering counter-attacks. It's been that long since England did anything, really, to get to semis or finals, and inside me I want to be at the final.

"It's a heavy, bitter feeling".

Neymar left in tears at the final whistle, refusing to talk to waiting media.

"But at the end of the day I still think we're good enough".

"You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too".



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