Gareth Southgate steered the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, the place they got here up quick in further time towards Croatia, finally dropping 2-1. It matched England’s run to the final 4 in Italia 90 and was their greatest efficiency in a World Cup since lifting the trophy at Wembley in 1966.
England have solely reached the European Championship semi-finals as soon as, in 1996, and that too was at Wembley. Gareth Southgate famously missed the ultimate penalty as Germany progressed and in the end went on to win the event.
We check out 4 of England’s main semi-finals:
England 2-1 Portugal, 26 July 1966
A crowd of greater than 90,000 noticed Bobby Charlton rating twice as Alf Ramsey’s aspect beat Portugal, regardless of the sensible Eusebio’s late penalty, to e-book a spot within the last again at Wembley a number of days later. England famously beat Germany within the last 4-2 after further time due to Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick.
England 1-1 West Germany, 4 July 1990
Gary Lineker’s late equaliser took England into further time in Turin, however within the penalty shootout Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle missed their spot-kicks to ship England out. West Germany would go on to win the trophy in Rome.
England 1-1 Germany, 27 June 1996
England met Germany once more, this time at Wembley within the Euro 96 semi-finals. Alan Shearer scored an early header from a nook however Stefan Kuntz quickly equalised. The match went to further time after which penalties, the place each groups scored all 5 of their spot-kicks. In sudden loss of life, Southgate’s strike was saved to see England exit the event.
England 1-2 Croatia, 11 July 2018
Kieran Trippier’s early free-kick as soon as once more gave England hope of reaching a serious last, however Ivan Perisic equalised within the second half earlier than Mario Mandzukic struck in further time to finish a magical World Cup run.