Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

England footballing icon Paul Gascoigne has told the current Three Lions crop to "watch each other's back" as they prepare for their World Cup semi final clash with Croatia.

Gareth Southgate believes his England team winning the World Cup might be greeted with even greater fanfare than Sir Alf Ramsey's heroes enjoyed when they lifted the trophy in 1966.

There are a few familiar faces: Simon Rodger, who went on to play nearly 300 games for Palace, is in the middle row with the shock of blond hair; Chris Powell, who played for England and is now managing Southend, is in the middle; and, on the front row, sitting next to me, is Gareth Southgate. Given the money we have, that the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, and we've got St George's Park, we have what you need to be successful, so the minimum we...

"The only team I would have feared playing against is Brazil", he said. It's incredible because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England.

"That's why we took the decision we did against Belgium (to rest players) more than anything". That's the only word I can describe it because we're all a family. I think everyone is so close in there.

"I may be going to the Croatia game as Henry VIII but I'll wear the waistcoat on top", he joked.

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On Sunday, there was a break in the rain and a small window to start the rescue attempt, the Thai government said . The boys' conditions were "not that bad" and "they're OK", according to Eve Tapanya from the Tourist Police.

"No-one wants to go home".

"(We hoped we would have) a long month together, which we have done. We have completed it.

"I remember watching him at Tottenham coming up, a few times as a 15-year-old kid and he was just banging in goals then - and he's just carried that on season after season".

Sister paper the Sun on Sunday - formerly the News of the World - had demanded people don't go to work on Wednesday with a headline "Cancel Wednesday!".

Despite the Manchester City forward looking sharp in Russian Federation, his lack of goals has led to undue criticism from some quarters.

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