• Gareth Southgate is only the third ever England manager to take the team to the semi-finals/Finals of the FIFA World Cup.
• Semi and/or Final likely to be biggest UK television audiences ever topping the funeral of Princess Diana (an estimated 32.10 million) and the 1966 World Cup Final (32.30 million).
• Southgate first person to have represented England in semi-finals as both a player (Euro 1996) and as manager (this World Cup).
• Calls for a knighthood if he wins trophy.
• Bus top parade upon his return with team.