Kane: Why England is the team to beat in Russian Federation

2:27                                            Roger Clarke finds out how Sweden fans are preparing for their World Cup showdown against England

2:27 Roger Clarke finds out how Sweden fans are preparing for their World Cup showdown against England

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

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

Maguire turned up to his first England training session with his boots in a bin-liner last August, and showed his good-humoured side with a tweet after the quarterfinal win over Sweden, a nod to his interesting choice of kit-bag.

A 2-0 victory over Malta in October, 2016 got Southgate's reign as Sam Allardyce's successor off to the flawless start and he's since managed to guide the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final.

"I was saying long before the tournament started that he has all the attributes needed to be a Liverpool player".

But Dalic accepted the late finish of Croatia's quarter-final, coupled with extra-time exertions against Denmark, will pose his squad a physical challenge ahead of Wednesday's semi-final in Moscow.

Dele Alli has said that he takes great pride from the fact that England's run deep into the World Cup is helping to reunite the nation back home.

But Rongen has identified three players with a strong chance to catch him, including Kylian Mbappe of France, who enters the semifinals with three goals on six shots in the 2018 World Cup.

Kane remains focused on England's semifinal rival, who will be the victor of the game between Russian Federation and Croatia.

"We feel proud to make the fans proud because that's what we wanted to do when we set out", Kane said.

"As a player I know I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people", he said.

But Dalic said: "I don't think England had easy opponents, they made it look easy".

"It means so much to us all, we know the chants, we're singing the chants, we're going along with them".

Fabregas has been a keen admirer of his ability and the way he has gone about his role, writing in his column for the Telegraph: "The most consistent team wins and the most defensively compact teams with the best ideas do well".

To be fair to Maguire, he hasn't got better.

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