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England fans 'dare to dream' after win over Sweden

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Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli and a string of fine second-half saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford were enough for England to progress to the last four.

That's so important for us on Saturday because I always think Sweden like to point out 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.

The Three Lions' biggest football match in decades is set to bring the country to a standstill, with the quarter-final against Sweden kicking off at 3pm United Kingdom time.

"Without the commitment of a couple of wives who have let their husbands come back having given birth - I hope they all feel really part of this now because we don't do that without everybody's support. They are all top people and are the reason we are in the semi-final just as much as any other".

It's been a long wait for England, and for fans of that country's national soccer team.

Dubbed "one of the nicest guys on the diplomatic circuit", he tweeted to congratulate England and admitted they had been the stronger team.

"But also, this might be one of the best opportunities we ever have and we don't want to fall short by not being prepared or committed to what we're doing". I was at Crystal Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.

Despite the euphoria, the paper found fault with England's victory.

The Luton Town fan promised on Twitter: 'Putting my neck on the line, but if @England get to the quarter finals with that squad, I will get the 23 man squad names tattooed on me'.

"I think that is probably starting to register with them now - maybe I tell the truth most of the time".

To be fair to the 29-year-old, though - it is coming home.

Speaking about his Rangers team's win against Bury, Gerrard was upbeat and said both he and the squad were eagerly looking forward to the start of Europa League play and the Premiership campaign.

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