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England set World Cup set-piece record

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Kieran Trippier's early goal in the semi-final against Croatia gave the Three Lions their ninth set-piece strike of the tournament

England have set a record for the most set-piece goals at a World Cup since 1966.

That goal breaks the record of eight England held along with Portugal's 1966 side heading into the semi-final in Moscow.

9 - England have scored nine goals from set pieces at the 2018 World Cup - the most by any team in a single World Cup tournament since 1966. Whip. #ENGCRO#ENG #WorldCuppic.twitter.com/YmiTkmROuC

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 11, 2018

Overall, the Three Lions have scored nine of their 12 goals at the tournament from set pieces.

Harry Kane, the World Cup Golden Boot leader, has scored three of his six goals from penalties and another two from corner kicks.

Centre-back Harry Maguire has also been heavily important during England's run to the semi-final, heading home the opener from a corner-kick in the 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden.

The winner of Wednesday's semi-final will take on France in the final on Sunday, while the loser faces Belgium in the third-place game on Saturday.

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