Many of them stopped in the Shannon bar in the centre of the city, on the banks of the Volga river, hours before the game to sing songs and hang up flags.
"But that's because of the decision the actual manager has made".
"It was good timing, I didn't sleep much last night, my wife did a great job back home and both her and the baby are doing very well", added the Sweden skipper, who also spoke about Saturday's game and his side's team spirit. "I think we can be proud".
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The youngsters, aged between 11 and 16, faced a risky and frightening journey out of the flooded Tham Luang cave system on Sunday. Narongsak told a press conference late Sunday the rescue operation, launched at 10am, had taken "hours faster than expected".
"We don't fear Croatia or Russian Federation and the final is a one-off game, so it's a lottery".
"Of course, we're feeling the energy and warmth from home as well, which I think for a lot of the players hasn't been their experience with England. The win sends us through and that's the main thing", Maguire said.
As of Friday, official Federation Internationale de Football Association ticket sales for the game stood at 32,000, meaning it was feared there could be as many as 10,000 empty seats at the 42,000-seater stadium. With lyrics like, "England's gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away", and "thirty years of hurt", the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent. I think that they aren't ready to make history at the moment. We're not really thinking about being world champions yet. "You could say it was Stoke versus Spurs".
"I thought we did well, did well".
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But the US President will spend hardly any time in London, minimizing the risk of awkward encounters with angry protesters. They will then travel to Chequers , May's country residence, for talks on a range of foreign policy issues.
The 23-year-old, who is originally from Preston but has lived in Moscow for a year, said he had a 12-hour auto journey to Samara from Nizhny Novgorod after watching France beat Uruguay.
"But we just want to keep improving as a team of coaches, as a team of staff, a team of players".
The country hasn't won a World Cup since 1966, so most people who gathered to watch the match today have been waiting their entire lives to see England reclaim the Cup.
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He said the situation in southern Syria was a cause for serious concern and needed to be resolved as soon as possible. Last week, rebels said it had told them not to expect any United States military support.
"We're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around, strolling around and we've got an entitlement", Southgate said.