England fans following team around Russia in a caravan

2018-07-09 08:23
England fans (AP)

Cape Town - Two friends from Cheltenham are on an epic adventure, one they say runs parallel to that of their beloved English national soccer team traversing Russia in hopes of World Cup glory.

READ: As it happened: England 2-0 Sweden

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored as England comfortably defeated Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England's long-awaited spot in the last four.

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