England players similar to Spain's 2010 World Cup winners, says Garcia

Luis Garcia sees similarities between England and Spain's World Cup-winning team of 2010.

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England's players in Russia are similar to Spain's World Cup winners of 2010, according to Luis Garcia.

Gareth Southgate's men overcame Colombia in the last 16 to move into a quarterfinal clash against Sweden on Saturday.

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Garcia, who played 20 games for Spain, feels there are similarities between England and his nation's successful 2010 outfit. "At least they are here. They are continuing in this World Cup which is something many people probably wouldn't say at the beginning of this competition," he said on Wednesday.

Hungry for 'something big'

"What I see different, and I can compare them to the Spanish team of 2010, they are young, they are young players in that team, they want to do something big for their country. They showed [against Colombia] that in the end, even though they couldn't get the result in 90 minutes, they went through and that is what matters in these kinds of moments."

England — aiming to add to its only World Cup crown won in 1966 — meets Sweden in Samara on Saturday, with the winner to face either Russia or Croatia.

 

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