England icon Gazza flies to Russia to support Three Lions in World Cup

first_imgPaul Gascoigne will be in Russia to watch England play in their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90.On that infamous night in Turin, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder broke down in tears after West Germany defeated Bobby Robson’s side on penalties. Gascoigne is consoled by Terry Butcher after the game against West Germany But he has been invited by the FA to make the journey to Moscow via private jet from Southend Airport and attend the Luzhniki Stadium, where the Three Lions will face Croatia – a game you can hear live on talkSPORT.A proud Englishman, Gazza can often be found posting hilarious anecdotes and memories from his playing career, often from his time with the national team. The image of Gazza in tears has become iconic 2 2 It was just a stroll in the park 😂😂⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/1xhHnagbQG— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) March 25, 2018The FA are hoping the presence of Gazza can inspire the current crop of stars to eclipse the team of 1990, and propel England to their first major tournament final since the success of 1966. Gareth Southgate’s young and hungry side have won admirers for their adventurous style of play at the tournament in Russia and have captured the hearts of the nation back home.‘Gazza’, as he is affectionately known, guided England to the same stage at Italia 90 where the Three Lions played a similar amount of verve and freedom.However, a booking in the game against the Germans meant the 51-year-old would have missed the Final if England had reached that stage. Loved playing for ENGLAND also WADDLER what a player he was xx our fan,s were incredible x pic.twitter.com/IyOpbJUYCY— Paul Gascoigne (@Paul_Gascoigne8) April 6, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more