England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash

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"We also feel we've had events on when we've been in camp when some of those guys have been in, when the road was named at St George's (Park) after Sir Alf".

Southgate laughed as he regaled the story, with his relaxed demeanour slightly surprising ahead of the biggest match of his managerial career.

The former defender suffered disappointment when England last reached the last four of a major tournament, missing the crucial spot-kick as Terry Venables" men bowed out of Euro "96 in a penalty shootout.

Rangers manager Gerrard - who featured in seven major tournaments for England but never went further than the quarter-finals - said: "I've been so pleased to watch the players perform".

Fowler told the Mirror: "Gareth Southgate has got it right - on and off the pitch".

Emergency services urged people to share photos on social media to help them find people who damaged the vehicle.

"It's a very short change around and the travel is a bit more complicated so, quite simply, I've just got my family coming".

"I don't think Gareth Southgate has made any secret of that, he's been to see Pep and he's picked his brain".

"They were sending them to their mums, dads and grandparents who wouldn't believe them when they said how similar I looked!"

The 48-hour camp was designed as a team-bonding exercise, the confiscation of players' phones - Southgate's Palace contemporaries would not have had the luxury of mobile phones in the early Nineties - viewed as a means to bring the squad closer together.

Emergency services personnel complained Sunday about the "disgraceful" behavior of a small number of supporters who celebrated England's victory over Sweden by dancing on top of an ambulance and badly damaging it.

It will be just the third time France will be appearing in a World Cup final. I would have been going back into pre-season by the end of it. "As for our National Football Team ... that does make me proud to be English!"

"100 percent 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.

England's Jordan Henderson was a late substitution in Samara (Adam Davy/PA).

"They've been through a lot", Southgate added.

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