Kane recalls with affection the buzz from watching past tournaments, dreaming one day of pulling on the England jersey. When the tournament started last month, few, if anyone, predicted these would be the last teams standing, but a mix of merit and luck has taken the final four countries past the likes of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, host nation Russian Federation and many others. "But I prepare the same way every single game, whether a friendly or bottom half of the table, or against Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup".
Sterling celebrates with his teammates during England's win over Sweden.
Their only appearance in a final came back in 1966 when they beat West Germany 4-2.
We could only make amends for that moment here at this World Cup.
I always say a prayer, the same prayer, before the game.
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Prior to the round of 16 games in the 2018 tournament, teams going first in a World Cup penalty shootout had won 60 per cent of matches.
"I videoed it to look at the players, the matches and I guess as a young player you wanted to see the best players, the level they were playing and see what you could learn from it".
Belgium held their final training session before the crunch semi-final at their Moscow Country Club base before making the journey to St Peterburg.
England, meanwhile, reached the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years with the help of eight goals from set-pieces, more than any other side in the tournament, including three penalties.
"I don't know what you're saying in the dressing room to the players, but whatever you're saying, it's working".
"But all the guys who played with him at Tottenham said he was an unbelievable person as well and everyone can see how good he is as a player". So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud. I call them karaoke tunes.
"We are hungry for more and we want more and hopefully we can show that on Wednesday".
Meanwhile, Dele Alli, who scored England's second goal, said it was a great team performance.