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England's players celebrate Dele Alli putting them 2-0 up against Sweden

However, they are returning home with more than just pride as Federation Internationale de Football Association have revealed the prize money they have distributed out to each team.

Southgate's disappointment at missing the final is clear but there is understandable confidence about the future given the improving health of the national game and inspiration this run provide. We've raised expectation but that is OK because we've also raised belief.

Suker, now the president of the Croatian Football Federation, netted six goals in seven matches. "They've seen that now". "That's the most important thing, in fact".

"I must say the support we've had from home and the feeling of support is huge. In 1998 we were still only a very young country but now we are playing another kind of football". "We have two days to prepare and we'll want to give a performance of huge pride".

"The team and the individuals will be better in a couple of years' time". This is much more than just about the players.

Writing Croatia's name in the history books: "We'll be in the history books for being, along with Uruguay, the smallest country to play in the final".

He said: 'I don't think people fully understood the players (previously).

The World Cup in Russian Federation will definitely not be going "home" to England this 2018 as the finals take place on Sunday, July 15 between France and Croatia, but the Three Lions have offered us an anthem, a hashtag and the most memorable memes with the revival of the line, "It's Coming Home".

Also England wants to become third.

"The youth and enthusiasm of the team propelled them back into the minds of their public", said Southgate. It meant we were able to correct numerous errors to our game which we showed in those friendlies.

"I'd be really surprised if (Kieran) Trippier is out there".

The European Championship in two years' time will be staged in 12 different cities across the continent, but the climax will come at Wembley - which won the rights to stage the semi- finals and final, as well as group games and a last-16 tie. "We can't do that now but we want to finish third.

It would be more powerful for him to win the Golden Boot having made that sacrifice".

With a team featuring Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki wearing blue shirts with a distinctive red and white chequerboard pattern, they beat World Cup giants Germany 3-0 in the quarter-final in France, sparking delirium at home.

"We have to be proud of what we've achieved". He's got another 120 (minutes) and I don't know the full injury update. We'll be well prepared because this is a one in a lifetime opportunity.

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