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World Cup: before challenging the Blues, the keys to the (indisputable) renewal of England


DECRYPTION – With a semi-final at the 2018 World Cup and a final at the Euro last year, Gareth Southgate's method is bearing fruit.

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England are back in the fore.

A great accomplishment when we remember the field of ruins that Gareth Southgate inherited when he arrived as coach in 2016, after an elimination in the round of 16 of the Euro against Iceland (1-2).

A poisoned gift, we thought at the time for this former international defender (57 caps, 2 goals), spent three years on the bench of Hopes before taking the reins of the A team.

A chilly player, the native of Middlesbrough is just as much as a coach if you ask their opinion on the subjects of Her Majesty.

Which earned the 52-year-old technician a lot of criticism…

“Apparently, he is not particularly appreciated or highlighted in his country”

, notes Didier Deschamps before this England-France shock, Saturday, in the quarterfinals of the World Cup , evoking

“a very good coach”

and someone he

“appreciates a lot humanly”


Read alsoFrance-England, the long history of a rivalry that has softened over the years

Reviews, yes.

But also respect.

Especially since Southgate has performed…

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Source: lefigaro

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