The loved ones of England’s World Cup stars have wished them good luck as they prepare for the biggest game in a generation.
Ahead of the World Cup semi-final with Croatia in Moscow, several members of Leicester defender Harry Maguire’s large entourage offered words of encouragement – including girlfriend Fern Hawkins, who wrote on Instagram: “Today’s the day… Good luck babe.”
Only two years ago, Maguire was following England as a spectator at Euro 2016, and many of the friends who were with him then have been back in the stands to follow him this time around.
Maguire’s brother and sister – both of whom are among the group of friends and family backing him from the stands – also posted messages for the rising star.
Sister Daisy wrote: “Game Day. Bring it home H. Proud of you.”
And brother Laurence, who himself plays football for Chesterfield, posted: “World Cup semi final day, good luck @harrymaguire93.”
Meanwhile Kate Goodland, who is watching fiance Harry Kane at home with their young child, posted a picture of the England captain celebrating his first goal for the Three Lions, on his debut against Lithuania in 2015.
“This feels like yesterday.. what a long way you’ve come! Bring it home skip,” she said.
And Rebekah Vardy, who will be cheering husband Jamie at the Luzhniki Stadium with her children, posted a picture of herself kissing the Leicester striker, with the words: “Good Luck. I love you.”
Meanwhile pundit Chris Kamara posted a video of himself on a bus with several of the players’ family members, after he “nicked a lift to the stadium”. “Thanks Jordan’s Mum Mrs Pickford for getting me on,” he added.