Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

"Remaining grounded as a captain also helps to generate team spirit if your leader is popular".

"(It was) at the beginning of working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long-term.

The Spurs forward and Golden Boot hopeful is preparing for England's biggest game in decades on Wednesday when the Three Lions take on Croatia in the semi-final.

"It is great [to be the youngest scorer since Owen], but the most important thing is the team today", Alli said at the Cosmos Arena.

"It's amusing because at first I didn't think I did look like him, but with all the people approaching me about it they can't all be wrong!" As a team we are playing well though.

"One hundred per cent I think you can see that in the way that we play, everybody the whole 23, willing to put everything aside, whatever their personal interests might be, purely for the team to be successful", he said. That's the only word I can describe it because we're all a family.

"I said at the start of this that over this summer, this is our family".

"So we have shown character, we've shown belief and I think that's what is going to get us over the line in this game".

"No-one wants to go home".

And so the deal is set, and with social media as their witness - eyes will now be set on the pair to ensure they carry out their respective forfeits.

Even after being drawn in a favourable group this time around, few thought they would still be active in the final week of the World Cup but Hurst believes they could be crowned champions. We go out and we download and we stream Three Lions, and you know why, because it's coming home.

An England soccer fan sits with a St George's Cross England flag atop of a London Underground subway sign in the London Bridge area of London after England won their quarterfinal match against Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

'I had a junior football team and Kieran played for my team and he had just one on from there.

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