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‘Gareth Southgate was in my year at school!’: Cowplain mum’s disbelief at England link

That is the message from The Great Yarmouth Mercury reporting team as they managed to get their hands on the World Cup ahead of tonight's semi-final between England and Croatia.

On the eve of the game, England manager Southgate said he hoped the team's successful run at the tournament would help unify the country after "some hard moments" in recent years - an apparent reference to Brexit.

If Gareth Southgate can pull of a waistcoast then so can you.

They return to Moscow for the game against Croatia, having played in the Russian capital in the last 16 against Colombia, albeit at the smaller Spartak Stadium. He has given us hope. Hosts Susannah Reid, Piers Morgan and Charlotte Hawkins all looked seriously smart in their outfits, while Kate Garraway went that step further in an England T-shirt and wig complete with football on top.

It would mean he and his classmates have even more reason to celebrate after finishing second place in the Kent county finals tournament. I felt something unusual in my knee and after talking with the doctor on the sideline we decided I should come off.

He said: "I just picked up on what everyone has been saying about Southgate's get-up".

The strategy takes into account 200,000 statistical models, data on individual players and team performance and ran one million simulations before making its judgement.

"Everyone at school has been talking about the football".

"Every city we've played in, and our base in particular, but everywhere we've played, we've had a really warm welcome, the organization of the tournament has been absolutely first-class".

Children also had the option of wearing England football T-shirts or team colours and face paint to show their support.



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