Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Waistcoat Wednesday: England fans prepare for semi with Gareth Southgate tribute

Waistcoat Wednesday: England fans prepare for semi with Gareth Southgate tribute

Zlatko Dalic's side go into Wednesday's World Cup semi-final knowing they have to improve after battling through two penalty shoot-outs in the knockout stages in Russian Federation.

Fans have sung the lyrics from the stands in Russian Federation, while the circulation of social media memes using the music has even led to the creation of the hashtag '#itscominghome'.

England will play Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium at 7pm United Kingdom time.

'I can't believe I was at the same school, in the same year group as him.

"I'm certainly proud of the support we're receiving".

He added: "Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of its unity, and sport has the power to do that (unite people)".

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Thousands of supporters in Russian Federation and millions at home will watch nervously as the team face Croatia for the right to play in Sunday's final - and potentially end 52 years without a major trophy.

"We can feel the energy form home and that is a privilege for us".

"Gareth's sideline style has meant our waistcoats are really scoring with our customers, with sales doubling since the World Cup began", said a spokeswoman for Marks & Spencer.

"A lot of young players were involved two years ago, suffered huge disappointment, we could have ignored that and looked to the future but we felt it was important to unpick it and find out exactly why we've had 10 years since we won a knockout game".

"There were questions over Sime Vrsaljko but our right-back trained normally and could be ready", they stated below an image of the player in training.

We're not sure what to make of it!

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