'Maybe we won't get this opportunity again', says Southgate

'Maybe we won't get this opportunity again', says Southgate

His squad beat Panama and Tunisia before losing to Belgium in the group stages and then won a dramatic penalty shootout against Colombia in the last 16. He was poor when he came on, but we need to get back to being solid.

"Every other team in our half of the draw will be thinking exactly the same as us".

"We looked at technique, how we needed to be as a team, the goalkeeper's role".

Gareth Southgate says Jamie Vardy is "looking doubtful" for England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden on Saturday.

"We have to really focus now on the Sweden game, like we did for Colombia". We shouldn't get carried away with ourselves being better than Sweden.

"In life, we always have to believe in what is possible and not be hindered by history or the expectations".

"Obviously you want an environment where you are going to feel safe and not sort-of anxious about getting beaten up and into trouble", he said.

"I think in terms of what they are capable of over the next few years, they are going to get better", the Three Lions boss said.

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As did most of the players as well, with Henderson pictured consoling James Rodriguez on the bench after their win on penalties.

"Come on, Gareth", chortles Pearce, who famously missed a World Cup penalty for England in a 1990 semifinal against West Germany.

"We knew we had this game, even if it had to go to penalties, we knew we were capable of winning". Getting over that line was huge for us.

"It's not about England and Colombia, it's nearly every match, they are creating such a hard job for the referees in every match".

England had lost five successive shootouts before luck finally smiled on them at the compact Spartak Stadium.

"No fixtures may be rearranged to another day", they said in a statement.

"Emil Forsberg is the one player the team rely on to do the unexpected for Sweden", Mjallby told BetStars. Hopefully it will give belief to the generations of players that follow.

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