However, nine of the 14 players who featured in that game in Nice are part of Southgate's squad.
What's more, a quick browse on the World Cup collection section on the official M&S website, where the Southgate-style waistcoat is priced at £65, shows that it's only available in XXL online. At the beginning of working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long-term.
In addition to touching on England's preparations for the nation's biggest game in almost three decades, Southgate took the time to praise World Cup hosts Russian Federation.
"But we didn't know all that over there, we'd never experienced it".
England manager Gareth Southgate has opted to keep a small personal guest-list for his side's World Cup semi-final against Croatia after deciding "big matches are a bit like weddings".
"But regardless of that, I think the football across the board has been really exciting, really entertaining, and the hosting of the tournament and the cities that have hosted it has been outstanding".
William's brother the Duke of Sussex also backed Gareth Southgate's men ahead of England's biggest night of football in 28 years. "Croatia deserve respect, they've got some wonderful players".
"Growing up and watching England, to be a part of it with the lads...it is an incredible achievement form everyone here and we can't wait to get going against Croatia".
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier has also excelled for his country over in Russian Federation, being a creative influence for Southgate's side in the right-wing back role. The team is getting better and better with every game and that was the same with us in 1966, which is why I'm quietly optimistic.
"We've got to believe, definitely", he added. Hendo (Jordan Henderson) was another one who was feeling tightness in his hamstring, which was why we made the change.
England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".
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