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Manager Gareth Southgate and members of his squad look back at England’s 2018 World Cup campaign, which saw them reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1990 in World Cup: Summer of Love

Against all expectations, the young England football squad, under the management of a waist-coated Gareth Southgate, shone at this year’s World Cup in Russia.

World Cup: Summer of Love

Kieran Trippier celebrates a goal in the Croatia v England World Cup semi-final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in Russia on 11 July 2018

The tournament made global stars of the likes of Kieran Trippier and Jesse Lingard, and won striker Harry Kane the coveted golden boot for scoring the most goals.

England even slayed a dragon while there, winning a penalty shootout (against Colombia) on the way to the semi-final, heartbreakingly losing to Croatia in extra time.

Relive all the best moments of this glorious footballing Summer, but you’ll still be left thinking ‘if only’…

TV Times rating: ****