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Aldi Could Let Staff Finish Early For World Cup Final

Aldi Could Let Staff Finish Early For World Cup Final

England will face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they take on a Croatia side who are defensively solid, hard-working across the pitch and have some of Europe's finest midfield talent.

And perhaps most importantly, why he thinks England should be in the final this weekend. He wouldn't give it to me.

While watching this titanic struggle between two European footballing superpowers you may also have thought to yourself: "Praise the heavens, I'm finally able to enjoy a piece of entertainment which isn't infected by that accursed Fortnite video game that every fool and their auntie is chattering on about".

Thinking back to a time when a World Cup final must have seemed an implausible prospect, Alli said: "Straight after that game you want the floor to eat you up".

"For me it was the utmost low, since I knew we were a step from making history and we failed". He wasn't nasty, he was really nice.

Tentatively, I asked him if it was too private a question to ask what it was precisely that he always prays for.

"When I played we beat Germany 3-0 at the 1998 World Cup (in the quarter-finals)". I even spoke to my family.

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"I took it off for the first game - this is a bit of a silly superstition - but the first game here was the first game in ages I haven't had it on, and I got injured, so I'm going to be keeping it on again".

"I remember it. he said something", Alli recalled with a smile.

"I didn't shout Megs". Some people when they nutmeg someone, they call it. "I'm not going to focus on that, though!"

England's most capped player Peter Shilton believes Gareth Southgate's grounded approach will stand the Three Lions in good stead for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years.

"With the final scheduled to kick off at 4pm on the Sunday afternoon, we want to make sure that, if England make it that far, our team have time to finish work and get home to watch the match, just like everyone else".

Bilic, who is a mentor to several of the present squad including Modric having nurtured their talent as Croatia's Under-21 handler before becoming head coach of the national side, added he is confident this team can go one better than he and his team-mates in 1998 and reach the final.