Harry Maguire: the remarkable rise of England's unlikely new hero

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England captain Harry Kane is adamant the Three Lions can rewrite the history books by going all the way and winning the World Cup in Russian Federation.

England are through to a first World Cup semi-final in 28 years following a comfortable 2-0 win against Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

"Yeah definitely, since I've come into the England camp Gareth has shown great faith in me, great trust and given me great confidence to go out and play", Maguire says. I'm sure it it's bringing back memories for them and for Gary (Lineker) when he was in the semi-final.

"We've just got to try and keep it going, we're one step closer to what is the biggest game as a professional".

"We've got a tough game against Croatia but we feel confident". Then, a week ago he asked for the World Cup. "Regarding set-plays, the deliveries have been brilliant at this World Cup, the best I've worked with definitely, with [Kieran] Trippier and [Ashley] Young always hitting the point we've been working on, the target area as they call it".

England play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara at 3pm United Kingdom time on Saturday.

"To inspire kids watching this tournament is awesome because I was one of those kids growing up who wanted to play for England".

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

"So to be here, to be part of it, I'm so proud". "There have been so many positives and when you look at the decisions he has made, they've all been spot on". Everyone is calm and that's what we need if we want to go all the way.

"Look, we are looking forward to hopefully finishing strong".