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One of the most recognisable statues in Leeds city centre is now proudly showing its support for Gareth Southgate and his team ahead of their huge World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia.

Southgate is convinced the future is bright whatever the outcome.

"He declined in the end and we then went back to the publishers with David Batty, but they said he wasn't a big enough name so we didn't do that".

"But we had to finalise the book well before the squads were going to be announced and that's when Gareth started getting a little wary because, even though he was pretty much nailed on to make the squad, he didn't want to be seen as being a little overconfident if it came out he was doing the book".

The Everton shot-stopper had another solid performance in England's 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden, keeping his first clean sheet of the tournament, and Capello praised the 24-year-old's positioning and reactions.

Roads will empty during the match, the victor of which will face France in Moscow on Sunday.

And they've revealed that since the showpiece began, sales of waistcoats have doubled due to people wanting to channel their inner Southgate.

"The improvement and the hunger in the players is very clear for everyone to see".

"They've got a good side, they've improved over the years, but I look at England at the moment and think we've got a fantastic side". With 60 minutes of extra time and two penalty-kick shootouts, it's as if Croatia has played an entire extra match. First knockout win for 10 years.

Capello struggled to find a goalkeeper he trusted during his England reign, famously dropping former West Ham 'keeper Rob Green after he made a massive error in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup, and he has hailed the performances of the current number one Jordan Pickford.

"Our supporters and our country has had a long time suffering in terms of football". They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.

About a dozen England fans passing through Heathrow wore dark blue waistcoats over their T-shirts in tribute to Southgate who has taken to wearing a waistcoat on the touch-line along with suit pants and a dress shirt and tie. Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of unity but sport has the power to unite - and football in particular has the power to do that.

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