"We're buzzing. We know there is still a big game ahead, but we're feeling really good", he said.
"I think if God has got anything to do with football, it is to thank him for giving the gifts that he has to those people who are taking part, and to let them use those gifts to best effect whether, dare I say it, they are Swedish or British".
Signs selling "Football Etskömmånhjöme" were put up in Gateshead IKEA, and they were all priced at £19.66, a reference to the last time England won the World Cup. Sports analysts differently assess the teams ' chances of reaching the final of the world championship.
Goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, whose save in the penalty shootout against Colombia changed the fortunes of a generation of England sides, made three more outstanding saves to keep Sweden at bay in Samara.
Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov lamented that fortune had not smiled on his side.
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"We just have to go again".
"They still want to fight that war".
Gareth believes, the fans believe, now it is time for the players to finish the job.
Mr Parry, who is now the assistant priest of Worth Parish, in West Sussex, said the young Southgate "liked to analyse things he was dealing with before he spoke about them".
"We expect a very hard, tight and demanding match".
The match kicks off at 3pm (BST), with home-side Russian Federation taking on Croatia later on today to find who will be going through to the quarter-finals.