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Gareth Southgate told England's World Cup heroes to grab their chance at glory after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

The UK will be hoping for an economic boost from consumer spending as England moves on to the semi-finals of the World Cup, beating Sweden in a comfortable 2-0 win this afternoon.

"But when @england win I want you to come watch an @england game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and enjoying fish and chips at half time".

"We have lots of good young players who are showing on a world stage they're prepared to be courageous with the ball. I believe that they are perfectly able to go all the way".

John Stones is continuing to dream of World Cup glory but knows Sweden present a formidable challenge for England in Saturday's quarter-final in Samara. "We faced tough opponents in every single match but were not good enough today", said the 55-year-old.

"Pickford for me is the sort of prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be", Southgate said at a news conference.

"It's great to see all of the players sat with their families out there because they feel like they've been part of this in the last few weeks as well".

But he stressed that, despite the elimination of a host of big names from the tournament in Russia, England would be taking nothing for granted. "Football's coming to homes everywhere". I'm really pleased for Dele [Alli].

However, England doubled their lead with another header, this one from Dele Alli at the back post. We had to score those of course but we were faced with a good team. Not even the England side containing stars like Beckham, Steven Gerrard and a young Wayne Rooney ever got this far at a major tournament.

"We are in the World Cup semifinals".

"We felt we could dominate the ball and control the play although we got a bit sloppy near the end of the second half".

Within 60 seconds of the restart, Sweden had their first shot on target and Jordan Pickford made a tough one-handed save on Marcus Berg's downward header.

"He's the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be", Southgate said of Pickford, who only made his global debut last November.