Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Kane urges England team-mates to 'write our own history'

Kane urges England team-mates to 'write our own history'

The Tottenham Hotspur star replied to a tweet by paediatric radiographer Liam Herbert, who shared a video of Ben Williams receiving a replica World Cup trophy.

Maguire has been a consistent performer for Gareth Southgate's side, starting all games except the group stage defeat by Belgium when England rotated heavily.

England continued their prolific use of set plays to break the deadlock in their 2-0 win over Sweden when Harry Maguire headed home from a corner.

Vida later said he was joking and "the victory is for Croatia, no politics".

Croatia's shoot-out victory over Russian Federation was their second straight win on penalties at the World Cup, after they beat Denmark in the same fashion in their last-16 tie.

England are through to the last four of the World Cup for the first time since 1990, when they lost to Germany on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Turin. The figure is easily more than the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27%), 2010 (24%), 2002 (29%), and 1994 (33%).

The lookalike will be cheering on England in his Three Lions shirt when England play Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday and plans to catch the match at a pub in Shepard's bush, West London.

Croatia have needed penalties to get through the last two rounds against Denmark and hosts Russian Federation whereas England swept Sweden aside. ■ Anand Kadam EntrepreneurProbably Kane, because of all the penalties he has scored - three penalties, one rebound, one deflection and one other goal.

Gareth Southgate's side's potency from set-pieces was certainly on the minds of Croatia after they were forced into penalties by Russian Federation.

"We got him an England kit a few weeks ago and he's pretty much refused to take it off since". It's incredible because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England. "We have to continue like this".

"Look, we just enjoy being here".

"Carry on fighting and we'll do everything we can on Saturday to keep a smile on your face", Kane said ahead of England's World Cup quarterfinal win over Sweden.

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