Young England manager Garath Southgate has done his homework. Now they reached their first World Cup semis since 1990. Is it finally coming home?
England beat Colombia on penalties in a historic World Cup match for Gareth Southgate and his men. Fans across the world celebrated as they witnessed a new England team emerge from the shadows of past demons.
Harry Kane was there when his country needed him, bagging a brace as England beat Tunisia in Volgograd. The English captain put the Three Lions in front in the first half before scoring the winner in the final moments.
England have booked their place in the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990 courtesy of a 2-0 win over Sweden. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli got the goals each side of halftime.
DW's Matt Pearson's love for the England team was severely depleted, but this World Cup has restored some pride and even patriotism. The team's displays on and off the pitch are winning them admirers both old and new.
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