Gareth Southgate's £115 friendship bracelet could be bringing luck to England

Frank Skinner plants a kiss on David Baddiel as England slam through to World Cup semis

Southgate is looking to lead England to their first World Cup final since 1966, when they last won the tournament.

The civic buildings of Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall will also be lit up red and white on both Tuesday and Wednesday night in order to cheer on England, alongside proudly flying a St George's flag.

"It's incredible to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

All we can say is that for two of these four sides that answer will come sooner rather than later, as today (*producer jump zoom*): one of these nations is going home.

The high street sports store is giving away free England football shirts if England win the World Cup. You can't tell me their name isn't already on the trophy after this, and the incredible inflatable unicorns swimming race we saw the day after the last-gasp win over Tunisia to kick off this fairytale run.

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In this photo made available by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , center, speaks with U.S. President Trump escorts British Prime Minister Theresa May after their meeting at the White House on January 27, 2017.

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England's surprise run in Russian Federation has brought them to a World Cup semifinal, a feat not achieved by any Three Lions side since 1990, and excitement has reached new heights following Saturday's convincing 2-0 quarterfinal win over Sweden in Samara.

But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years.

But there is a major doubt over the participation of Vrsaljko, who hobbled off with a knee injury in extra-time during the quarter-final win over Russian Federation in Sochi. Eight teams are seeded on each side of the bracket.

In retrospect, we should have seen England's victory coming. The song sank without trace, as did England's football hopes as the team failed to get out of the group stages.

There is no official England anthem for the 2018 World Cup (though there are some good unofficial efforts - The Tallywags in particular). But one thing's for sure, if Kane and his teammates succeed in ending 52 years of hurt on July 14, you'd be a fool to bet against Three Lions reaching number one as well.

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