Southgate’s humen shoulder hopes of millions as they aim for first final since 1966
Millions of expectant England fans will be glued to TV sets on Wednesday evening hoping the national squad can reach the World Cup final for only the second time in their history.
Pubs, bars, gardens and public parks are preparing to host parties, arranged around the semi-final match against Croatia, which kicks off at 7pm BST.
About 30,000 people are expected in Londons Hyde Park alone, where a special screening has been organised.
The nation has embraced Gareth Southgates young squad for restoring pride with Englands best Football world cup operate since 1990.
Before the second-round victory against Colombia, England had not won a knockout game at a major tournament since 2006, with the nadir arguably the defeat to Iceland at the European Championships just two years ago.
But now the team stand only one match away from having the chance to emulate Englands World Cup-winning squad of 1966.
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