My earliest sporting memory: my dad and my much older half-brother shouting at the TV screen as West Germany came back from a two-goal deficit to beat England in extra time.
Southgate, initially appointed on an interim basis, was seen as the squeaky clean role model the Football Association needed after Sam Allardyce was brought down by a newspaper sting.
The current crop will never be forgotten after banishing the semi-final misery that was an unwanted birthright for generations of England players and fans.
The 28-year-old central defender has not played since injuring ankle ligaments in Manchester United's Premier League defeat by Aston Villa on May 9.
Alli, who has come under scrutiny for previous incidents of hot-headed behaviour at Tottenham Hotspur, remains confident he will avoid letting his temper get the better of him in Russia.