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Lynette Rowe
July 9, 2018

"I would never mock the height of a goalkeeper".

Emil Krafth has warned Sweden to be careful around England wing-back Ashley Young in the penalty area during Saturday's World Cup quarter-final - the latest question against the integrity of Gareth Southgate's side.

"I am very proud of him, Everton are proud of him and for me without a shadow of a doubt he is one of the best goalkeepers in the league and in Europe and will only continue to get better". "I went to punch the floor and punched my knee and in the process, I hurt my thumb".

However, after helping Belgium to knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in the quarter-finals, Courtois stressed he did not mock Pickford.

This is an England side which is growing in belief with every game and while it could take till the second-half, I fancy England to keep the nation dreaming and make it through to their first semi-final since 1990.

England, who claimed their only World Cup title in 1966, will next face Russian Federation or Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

"It was a daft injury by myself", he was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

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His penalty save from Carlos Bacca was with an identical movement prompted Pickford to say: "I get criticised about the top hand but I don't think I'll be getting criticised about it now!" But I'm a man, not a mouse.

"As long as you are set and in the right position, you give yourself the best opportunity", he said.

Henderson stepped up to take his country's third penalty in the subsequent shootout but was thwarted by Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, diving to his left to save.

"We knew we had this game, even if it had to go to penalties, we knew we were capable of winning".

"We know there is a big game ahead with the semifinal but we are feeling good and we're confident". All the saves I make in training are for showcasing them on a match day.

He played on with a hamstring injury against Russian Federation in the quarter-final and might be in doubt to play England on Wednesday.

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