England are in the World Cup semi-finals and the question remains: how did they get there? Gareth Southgate’s men have undoubtedly benefited from good fortune but their success has also been down to hard work, organisation, playing to their strengths and the contributions of individuals, as a statistical breakdown of their tournament shows.
Note: these stats take into account Belgium and France have played one game more.
England are the joint second-highest scorers at the World Cup having found the back of the net 11 times in five matches. Only Belgium have more with 14.