France await the winners in the final, but Southgate is convinced the future is bright whatever the outcome.
He said: "Well, I think I've said this before, but I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather odd to feel that way now".
"We are excited about the future but we want to make the most of this opportunity as well".
England captain Harry Kane is adamant the Three Lions can rewrite the history books by going all the way and winning the World Cup in Russian Federation.
The 68-year-old insists it is paramount today's team do not get carried away with the prospect of global football's greatest prize so close, and he has been impressed by how Southgate has managed emotions.
'Taking part is simple: proudly display one of our posters to encourage everyone to don their favourite armless attire, make a donation towards life-changing blood cancer research and get ready to celebrate as the Three Lions sail through to the finals'.
Two years ago England crashed out of the European Championship in the first knockout round with a 2-1 defeat by Iceland after an abysmal performance. First quarter-final win for longer.
"We keep looking to break the barriers down". We want to be here till the end.
England play Croatia on Wednesday, July 11 with kick off at 7pm.
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"In the last eight months, you haven't seen missile launches, you haven't seen nuclear detonations", Sanders added. Officials from North Korea and the U.S.
He said: "We are really proud of the support we have received".
He said: "It's a special feeling to know that the people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are". Our supporters, our country has had a long time of suffering in terms of football. They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.
"Our country has been though some hard moments in terms of unity and sport has the power to do that, and football in particular", he said. "It's a very special feeling, it's a privilege for us".
The win led to a lot of off-key renditions of God Save The Queen and Three Lions (Football's Coming Home) in pubs across both England and Australia.
But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years.
"It's nice to hear people enjoying it again, anyway".
The boys, between ages 11 and 16, and their 26-year-old coach were rescued in stages over the last several days, with the final four boys and the coach brought out on Tuesday.
"This was near my house opposite the school I used to go to", he said.
"In honour of our England getting to the semi-final, we've made a decision to decorate one of our buses to show our support".
"They're getting blamed for what my generation and generations that followed did".