"We have already made several pieces of history. [The] biggest win in the tournament for England, first knockout win in ten years, first quarter-final win for longer, so we are just looking to keep breaking those barriers down," Southgate told journalists.

He added that the team was "really proud with the style we played, with the intelligence that we have performed under pressure."

England, who secured their only title in 1966, thrashed debutants Panama 6-1 during the group stage of this summer's tournament to record their biggest World Cup win.

The Three Lions went on to beat Colombia on penalties in the last 16 before outclassing Sweden 2-0 in their first quarter-final appearance since 2006.

England will next take on Croatia in their first semi-final since 1990 at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.