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Alan Shearer on England's World Cup performance

Speaking to the Washing Post he had this to say on England’s World Cup performance:

We, as a country, far exceeded expectations. If everyone was honest, even the players and the manager, I don’t really think they expected to get to a World Cup semifinal. Everything fell into place for them. Gareth [Southgate] and his team helped people in this country fall back in love with the national team because it was so stale. We were getting to tournaments but getting knocked out straight away. We were coming home in embarrassing circumstances, certainly two years ago at the Euros getting beaten by Iceland. It was a pretty embarrassing time for our national team.

But the team this year at the World Cup, we certainly got a little bit of pride back, despite not playing particularly well against the big teams [losing to Croatia and Belgium twice]. But that can only last for so long. We played Spain last weekend, didn’t get the right result, Spain was the much better team. It could only last for so long, then the team has to use the positive experience of what happened in the World Cup.

ALAN SHEARER

The Premier League’s all time record goalscorer is heading to America for a fans’ festival.

The Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer and the Chelsea legend Paulo Ferreira will join the NBC Sports team at the “Premier League Mornings Live” fan fest on 29 September in Washington DC.

The largest stateside Premier League event to date will be hosted by the Premier League and NBC Sports at Capitol View at 400 on N. Capitol Street.

NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live from the event beginning at 07:00 ET on NBCSN.

They will be joined by Shearer and Ferreira, who share four Premier League titles between them.

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