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Raheem Sterling thanks England fans after reaching ‘dream’ World Cup semi-final

Sterling’s forceful running troubled Sweden during England’s 2-0 win.

Raheem Sterling paid tribute to England’s fans after helping the team reach a “dream” World Cup semi-final.

Sterling’s forceful running troubled Sweden during England’s 2-0 win on Saturday, even if his erratic finishing let them off the hook on a couple of occasions.

But the Manchester City man justified his continued inclusion ahead of Marcus Rashford and thanked the supporters who cheered the team on in Samara and the millions doing so back home.

He said on Twitter: “Today, I want to thank all that have and continue to support @England as a team, this has helped us achieve what can only be described as a dream!!! To reach the semi finals of a world cup…….. WOW! We go again.”

England take on Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the World Cup final against either France or Belgium.

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