England fans criticised for invading IKEA store following victory over Sweden


Harry Kane will seek to fire England into their first World Cup 2018 semi-final for 28 years when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were dumped out in the last eight by Belgium.

The last of the smart references is the time and date of this year's final: 15 July at 1800 hours.

Either hosts Russian Federation or Croatia are all that stands between England and a first World Cup final since they won the tournament on home soil in 1966.

"It's my seventh World Cup and I'll be honest I can't believe this".

'I haven't told my wife yet - but it's not something she wouldn't expect from me.

Martin Peters scored the other of England's four in the final.

"Hopefully one more game and we're in the final".

Terry Shepherd, 65, from Stockton-on-Tees, in County Durham, was in the stadium with his son Lee, 33.

He said: "We've had so many disappointment over the years, especially in big tournaments".

"I don't know what it is, but sometimes I get a feeling for certain things".

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After dealing manfully with Colombia's rough-housing, England are in for a tough time against a side whose players, staff and greats have called into question aspects of their opponents' aptitude and attitude in the build-up. "Croatia are very technically gifted and could be a very hard opponent on the day". "Controlled the game. Fantastic", Tim Banks said.

On whether he has taken anything from the World Cup to use in his management career with the Hatters, Jones added: "Of course, it's part and parcel of your coaching career, you always look at different people and how they coach, how they set teams up".

"I think the players will like the fact that they're still recognising there's still a long way for them to go, that they're still a long way away from their peak".

Scott Kynnersley, 37, from Crewe, said: "Amazing - it doesn't get better".

But even if fans caught the quickest flight now to Samara in Russian Federation, at just over six hours, it is too late for them to get there for the kick-off at 3pm United Kingdom time.

"That's so important for us on Saturday because I always think Sweden like to point we're paid this and that, and we're the team of entitlement, when I don't think that is the case for this group".

"We don't fear Croatia or Russian Federation and the final is a one-off game, so it's a lottery".

And the replica shirts came off to be twirled joyously around heads when Dele Alli sent fans stratospheric in the spaceship-inspired Samara Arena.

As of Friday, Fifa ticket sales for the game stood at 32,000, meaning there were almost 10,000 unsold tickets, which was said to be normal for the Samara Arena.

Another England set-piece caused chaos and, although Sweden initially cleared their lines when Lingard delivered a ideal cross to the back post, Alli was there to double his side's advantage.