Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

To mark the monumental occasion on Wednesday, which is England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990, the iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.

Two of France, Belgium, Croatia and England will compete in Sunday's 2018 FIFA World Cup final, after they booked their places in the semi-finals.

There has been a lot of talk about Raheem Sterling but he's never hidden at this World Cup, never stopped running nor stopped giving his all. So, how can they get the job done?

Here are Le Tiss' key areas to focus on. We want to be here until the end. The 2010 World Cup was also left against right, though left-wing Spain came out on top that time.

And so to 2006 in Germany, where England went out once again at the quarter final stage, once again after a shoot-out - this time to Portugal.

Federation Internationale de Football Association awards the titles for the tournament's top scorer, best player, best goalkeeper, most disciplined team and best young footballer after the final.

"Love how chilled the England squad is, playing with rubber chickens in training day before their biggest game in 28 years hahahaha class", added another. I've engraved the Queen's head on a blob of gold and The Last Supper but I'm really proud of my portrait of Harry Kane.

"Something the best sides do well is dealing with adversity".

Lest anyone take the predictions too seriously - or even use them as the basis for some illegal betting - the organiser of Monday's event said the activity was simply "for fun" and to entertain visitors to this tourist attraction. It is also down to the manager to prepare the team by giving them instructions not to let their heads drop, not to panic, but focus on responding. "I am sure we'll be looking at ourselves more than the opposition but they're a top team and they thoroughly deserve to be in the semifinal, as do we".

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