Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic had also made a bet with English legend David Beckham, agreeing to buy dinner for him if Sweden lost the match.
For once it was not Harry Kane who claimed the plaudits as the tournament's top scorer was kept quiet, but England found another hero at the other end of the pitch as Jordan Pickford produced three superb saves to shut out the workmanlike Swedes.
A 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday, secured by goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, set up a meeting with Croatia in the last four. "In celebration, we've put one of the nation's favourite dishes, fish and chips, on offer for just £1".
Centre-back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first worldwide goal and reward England for their more adventurous approach in a largely cautious first half.
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The juvenile convicted in the case by the Juvenile Justice Board was released from a reform home after serving a three-year term. She was dumped on the streets after 45 minutes with horrific internal injuries, and died 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.
Confidence, optimism and expectation is sweeping the country as England supporters dare to dream football may be on its way home.
Maguire had his first England goal and how they needed that.
"The fans here enjoy it, I'm sure the fans back at home - we'll see videos of them enjoying it".
"The more remarkable thing is that we're in a semifinal", Southgate said.
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The pair shook hands and raised their fists for the cameras, with Miocic standing a few inches taller than his veteran opponent. But when they stepped on the scales Friday morning, Cormier (246 pounds) actually outweighed Miocic (242 1/2).
Over the years, England have been on the wrong side of good fortune more times than they care to remember at this stage of a World Cup.
Instead, the Three Lions took the direct route, with Leicester City centre-back Maguire powering in a header from an Ashley Young corner. The win saw England qualify to the semis for the first time in 28 years, only qualifying for the last 4 in 1990's, when Sir Bobby Charlton was in charge. The approach had earned them dividends against Mexico and South Korea, but England were too good.
"When you go through a battle like that and come through as winners it gives you so much energy and so much belief to do it again".
That opening reminded England that the game was far from over but it resulted in no complacency during the closing 15 minutes as Sweden failed to creating anything of note in the final third.
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Sturgess originally collapsed at an address in Amesbury on June 30 and was taken to the hospital, police said . Sturgess died at Salisbury District Hospital , the same facility that nursed the critically ill Skripals.
And it is a step that has tripped England up so many times. Samara is not the easiest place to get to, believe me, and because I photographed England training the morning before the game, I caught a late flight which landed at 3am and I didn't get into my hotel until an hour later.