England legends react to reaching World Cup semi-finals

Roberto Firmino scored Brazil's second goal against Mexico. Sergey Dolzhenko  EPA

Despite his belief that the 23 players chosen by Southgate would not be able to make it to that stage of the tournament, England are just three games from winning the whole tournament and face Sweden on Saturday with the victor advancing to the semi-final.

Mild, who scored three times against England during his career and was once on the end of a brutal Paul Scholes tackle in a Euro 2000 qualifier, said last week: "It couldn't be a better draw [for Sweden]".

"There was just pandemonium", said Edward Stapley, 26, who watched the game at The St Christopher's Inn, a pub near London Bridge.

"We are really tight, we've built that".

The 25-year-old would certainly be a good signing for us as he would provide a lot of competition to the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and even Eric Bailly.

"But we just want to keep improving as a team of coaches, as a team of staff, a team of players".

"Obviously not all of them think the same, but I'm sure there wasn't this support in the last few tournaments. I think it would be fantastic for everyone".

Fans praised Gareth Southgate's team for stopping Sweden playing and locking down the game.

'A high percentage of goals in knockout games come from set-plays and we have worked hard on them.

"No passengers, nobody failing to close down, nobody strolling around".

"I think England are definitely a good side", admitted AC Milan fan Michelangelo". "The win sends us through and that's the main thing", Maguire said.

"We are ready, we are ready for the challenge", Gerrard said as Rangers prepare to host Shkupi in the Europa League qualifiers next week.

"After a year ago of course there will be more pressure and more eyes on us, but I'm confident come kick-off that they will be ready to go".

Others had slightly bigger screens at hand, Ben Hine taking a moment outside of the service to tune in on his tablet.

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