Many Irish will echo Gareth Southgate's attitude to 'football's coming home' song

Kyle Walker, John Stones and Jesse Lingard celebrate beating Sweden

Kyle Walker, John Stones and Jesse Lingard celebrate beating Sweden

Houghton, who also captains Manchester City's women's side, has been impressed with the England side, as well as their manager Southgate.

We know what's at stake and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel because this is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

But the odds on Southgate receiving a knighthood are sure to shorten further if England reach the World Cup final.

The Three Lions face Croatia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday (19:00 BST) in their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years. "So, they should - we've got trust in them doing that".

Now, finally, there is a team ready to join them in Croatian football's pantheon of heroes. The hunger of players has been there for everyone to see, we are proud of the style they have played.

But England's revival under Southgate at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, now just one win away from their first finals appearance since 1966, has shot the song back on to the United Kingdom singles charts, with the line "football's coming home" also becoming the catchphrase of their campaign. We are really pleased with his contribution.

"We've had the chance to make a difference".

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And former England captain Beckham has now made a decision to weigh in after taking a screenshot of Neville's comments.

While Southgate's waistcoat accumulates national attention, another item worn by the Three Lions boss has been credited with bringing luck to the team in Russian Federation.

All we can say is that for two of these four sides that answer will come sooner rather than later, as today (*producer jump zoom*): one of these nations is going home.

Southgate was a key player for England at Euro 96 but saw his penalty saved in the shoot-out at the end of the semi-final against Germany which saw them knocked out.

England is making waves at the World Cup in Russian Federation, and they're being followed by a bittersweet tune. We're looking forward to seeing Gareth in yet another gorgeous waistcoat at Wednesday's match.

Speaking to Sky News, the ex-footballer said: "Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

In-fact, 72% of England's goals have come from set-pieces.

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