And, for all the progress they have made under Southgate, their struggle to create chances could yet be the thing that prevents them from winning this World Cup.
"Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well".
Belgium: Belgium will be the true test of how good the Brazilian back line is in Kazan on Friday, but coach Roberto Martinez has some big decisions to make after a stunning comeback from 2-0 down in the final 21 minutes avoided a shock exit to Japan in the last 16.
In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday. You look at the other nations, they take a bit more time.
"But it's a dream match for our players-they were born to play in a match like this". "It's just an unbelievable feeling, the best feeling of my career". It was a nonstop three-hour roar, as the three lions battled a gritty and resilient Colombia. What we know is this Russian side is more than willing to sit back in two blocks of five and grind for 90 minutes or more.
If I am right, then France will play Brazil in the semi-finals and England will play Croatia, which would not be too shabby a line-up.
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"Sweden are so hard to break down".
Australia-Philippines erupts in all-out brawl
Both benches emptied and the brawl spilled over to the sidelines, where Australia's Nathan Sobey was hit with a flying chair. An ugly brawl has marred Australia's 89-53 Fiba World Cup qualifying win over the Philippines in Manila.
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Luis Rubiales stands by decision to relieve Julen Lopetegui of Spain duties
Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time. Defender Gerard Pique may also have played his final match with Spain .
But the world's most expensive player has hit the headlines as much for his perceived play-acting as for the on-pitch performances that have helped his side ease into the last eight without ever being seriously troubled.
Kitt said he felt guilty about celebrating in front of his wife, but the couple say they are now looking forward to supporting England on Saturday.
"Finally, we'd like to extend a special thank you to the Medway police licensing team, all of the staff at The Command House and the video screen provider Video Illusions".
"I've seen it two years ago".
According to Sky Sports reporter Anton Toloui, he is among England's injury concerns for being "bruised" and "aching".
The Three Lions have claimed a 4-3 shootout win to advance in Russian Federation.
"FIFA is extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game", the world football body says in a statement.