Test your knowledge on previous World Cup Golden Boot winners

Test your knowledge on previous World Cup Golden Boot winners

Test your knowledge on previous World Cup Golden Boot winners

The last time England played in a World Cup quarter-final was in 2006 against Portugal.

Gareth Southgate says England must "make the most" of their World Cup opportunity in Russian Federation, starting with Saturday's quarter-final against an "older, more experienced" Sweden.

"I look forward to them as a goalkeeper, I get excitement from it".

Colombia manager Jose Pekerman accused England's players of faking fouls while Jose Mourinho said he was surprised by the "exaggeration on theatre by the players".

England will next face Sweden in the last eight on Saturday in Samara, bidding to reach the semi-finals for only the third time.

"So Kyle had got himself really down, saying, "I might as well pack it in".

"Sometimes you can get too bogged down with messages from staff, players, wanting you to do things, play certain passe and you can't really express yourself". I think today is the ideal example of that.


"Vardy didn't train today, so is looking doubtful for this game", Southgate said on Thursday.

"Obviously you want an environment where you are going to feel safe and not sort-of anxious about getting beaten up and into trouble", he said.

"It'll be the most hard game they'll have played, they can bet on that", he told the Daily Mirror ahead of tomorrow's game.

England weathered a nervy spell in extra time before the dreaded penalties commenced - with decades of shootout misery undoubtedly in the minds of Southgate's men and the punters in Weston's pubs and clubs alike.

"But, as a team, the way they work together, they are one of the best". Ideally we don't want to be going to a penalty shootout but we are delighted for the fans and the whole country.

Jordan Pickford proved the hero for England by superbly punching away Carlos Bacca's fifth penalty for Colombia, teeing up Eric Dier to clinch victory. I tried to stay in the moment and their player missing just before me calmed me down a bit because I knew it would win it for us.

Southgate's first-choice line-up is clear, having reverted to the side that started their World Cup opener against Tunisia at the first opportunity.

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