Nearly 20m tune in to England quarter-final win

World Cup 2018 England squad Dele Alli girlfriend Ruby Mae

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been one of the stars of England's superb run to the semi-final of this summers World Cup in Russian Federation, and Three Lions boss Gareth Sputhgate has been lavishing praise on the talented 24-year-old. Figures reveal that England's victory was watched by almost 20 million viewers on BBC One.

"The match received an incredible 3.9m programme requests online - on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport - with a record 3.8m of them live, making it the BBC's highest online-viewed live programme, ever". That match, which ended in a penalty shootout, saw more than 23 million viewers. The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here. Four European teams remain in the race for the trophy. Federation Internationale de Football Association said it was investigating.In the other semi-final, in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, Belgium, who conquered Neymar's Brazil in the quarter-finals, take on France, who saw off Uruguay.

"He's had a few games with not a lot to do and still pulled off important saves when it mattered". They advanced to the quarter-finals after a dramatic win over Colombia, which tied the game just seconds before it ended.

It seems that England's most successful World Cup campaign in nearly 30 years is sending fans just a little bit insane.

She said: "It's a great day because we've renewed our vows but even better than that, it's topped off - England won".

Alli has been struggling with a left thigh strain that kept him out of the group games with Panama and Belgium.

It was their first knockout victory in a World Cup for 12 years, and only their seventh in any major tournament since back in 1996. Croatia and England will play on Wednesday.



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