Theresa May wants to throw a party for the England football club

Mail Online | 7/13/2018 | Kate Ferguson, Political Correspondent For Mailonline
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Theresa May wants to throw a party for England's football team after their World Cup success.

The PM has hailed the success of Gareth Southgate and his squad, who took England to the semi finals in the country's best run since Italia 1990.

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And while their hopes of getting through to the final ended in tears when they lost to Croatia last night, the young squad did far better than anyone had predicted.

The PM today hailed the 'fantastic' performance of the team and has said she wants to host a reception for them in recognition of their heroic efforts on the pitch.

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Her official spokeswoman said: 'We would certainly like to host a reception for the England football team, who did so well in Russia, and that is something that we are going to talk to the FA about.'

It comes maid calls for Southgate to be given a knighthood for taking the squad to the semi finals.

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Commenting on the calls earlier today, Mrs May's spokeswoman said: 'She obviously thinks he led the team fantastically. The whole country should be proud of how far they got.

'In terms of honours, there is an independent, robust procedure. He did a fantastic job and the players and fans can look forward to a bright future.'

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