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England makes final four for 1st time since '90

Harry Kane vows to do'everything to beat Sweden for cancer patient 5 Ben was given a World Cup trophy replica
Charlie Simmons | 10 July, 2018, 08:04

He is not the only look-alike making a name for himself during this world cup.

"Dejan Lovren knows him and plays very well paired with Domagoj Vida so I am not concerned about stopping English players - we stopped Messi and Eriksen, and we'll try to do the same with Kane".

Those same friends are now out in Russian Federation, but this time the 25-year-old Maguire is playing a crucial role in England's improbable World Cup quest.

Croatia captain Modric has been tipped to win the award for the best player at the World Cup, having featured prominently in his country's run to the semi-finals. Harry Kane of England, who has scored six goals, is the favorite in the latest 2018 Golden Boots odds at 1-7.

England face Croatia on Wednesday in the semi-final with a chance to face France or Belgium in Sunday's final in Moscow on the line.

We have never been favourites for a World Cup.

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England football manager Gareth Southgate has likened striker Harry Kane to England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Thompson said: "I've been a big fan of Harry Maguire since his days at Hull City".

Ben's father also told the news source that his son "really liked football before he got ill and has suddenly gone England insane in the last couple of weeks, so much so that "England" and "Harry Kane" are some of the first words he learned to say again as his speech came back".

"We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won". I think at the moment we're doing that really well.

"But when it happens like that you have to make sure you are still benefiting the team and helping them as much as you can, off the ball".

He added: "For all that the many unbelievable people have done for him across the NHS, we will never be able to express how thankful we are". That helped win a two-leg playoff against Italy to get to the World Cup, top a group containing Germany, and then beat Switzerland in the round of 16.

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