The sense that a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity may have passed Southgate and his squad by still clearly resonates with the England boss.
Neymar was ridiculed for his haircuts, diving and tears, and the 26-year old must now decide what to do about his tattered reputation.
The 1966 winners England will face either Russia or Croatia on July 11 at the Luzhniki Stadium for a place in the final.
For Sweden, who failed to qualify for the previous two World Cups, it was their best result since finishing third at the 1994 finals.
People erupted in celebration and the beer went flying as England reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.
England comfortably beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France striker Antoine Griezmann did not celebrate goal out of 'respect' for Uruguay
Griezmann plays his club football with Gimenez and Godin at Atletico Madrid and even turned up at the airport wearing an Uruguay shirt.
Uruguayans were gracious in defeat after France ended their World Cup hopes on Friday with a 2-0 quarter-final victory.
France went through after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, after a mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, secured victory.
France will face either five-time champions Brazil or Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday for a place in the final.
France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday after an assured 2-0 win against Uruguay.
Maradona, who coached Argentina for two years from 2008-10, said it was painful to see the current state of the national team.
Kei Nishikori led the way, beating his good friend Christian Harrison in four sets to kick off his campaign at the All England Club.
Forsberg's second-half strike means Sweden are through to the World Cup last eight for the first time since 1994 in the United States.
Andersson’s arrival has helped bring the side back to their roots and they now stand ready for a World Cup last 16 tie against Switzerland on Tuesday.