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World Cup 2022: Jude Bellingham posts selfie with his parents after England 3-0 win over Senegal

England wonderkid Jude Bellingham posted a selfie with his devoted parents as Three Lions stars celebrated last night’s 3-0 win over Senegal with WAGs and friends in Qatar.

Wives and girlfriends wearing England football shirts went wild as Gareth Southgate’s squad tore apart their rivals in Doha, with Captain Harry Kane sharing a kiss with his wife Katie Goodland and Bukayo Saka embracing his girlfriend after the stunning victory.

Bellingham, who at 19 is the youngest member of the England squad for the World Cup, instead took a selfie with his father Mark Bellingham – a former West Midlands Police sergeant who scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances at non-league clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town – and mother Denise.

England will now face defending champion France at Al Bayt Stadium in the quarter-finals this weekend.

England wonderkid Jude Bellingham posted a selfie with his devoted parents Mark Bellingham and Denise as Three Lions stars celebrated last night’s 3-0 win over Senegal

Harry Kane shares a kiss with his wife Katie Goodland after England reach the quarter-finals

Harry Kane shares a kiss with his wife Katie Goodland after England reach the quarter-finals 

Bukayo Saka and his partner Tolami Benson come together after a victorious win by England - with Saka scoring the third goal for the team

Bukayo Saka and his partner Tolami Benson come together after a victorious win by England – with Saka scoring the third goal for the team 

Revealed: How wonderkid Jude Bellingham’s ex-cop father juggled line of duty with football… and inspired his son 

Teenage midfielder Bellingham, who set a world record for a 17-year-old when he moved from boyhood club Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, is coveted by several top Premier League sides.

But he owes his love of football to a star of the lower reaches of the game – his father.

Bellingham senior (middle) juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police

Bellingham senior (middle) juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police

'Grounded': Jude pictured with his loving mother, Denise, who took him to watch his father play football. He says she is what keeps him grounded with his footballing superstardom

‘Grounded’: Jude pictured with his loving mother, Denise, who took him to watch his father play football. He says she is what keeps him grounded with his footballing superstardom

Close family: Jude Bellingham, left, with mother Denise, father Mark and younger brother, Jobe Bellingham

Close family: Jude Bellingham, left, with mother Denise, father Mark and younger brother, Jobe Bellingham

Mark Bellingham, now 46, scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances, making him a sort of non-league Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bellingham senior juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police.

In his pomp, he earned only around £200 a week from football. His son takes home around £2.5million a year in Germany and would more than triple that with a move to an English club or to Spain – Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him next summer.

And although Jude admitted he later grew to idolising the likes of Wayne Rooney, it was Bellingham senior’s action on the pitch that made him Jude’s first footballing hero.

Teenage midfielder Bellingham, who set a world record for a 17-year-old when he moved from boyhood club Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund for £22.5million in 2020, is coveted by several top Premier League sides.

But he owes his love of football to a star of the lower reaches of the game – his father.

Mark Bellingham, now 46, scored more than 700 goals in around 900 appearances, making him a sort of non-league Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bellingham senior juggled stints at clubs including Leamington, Stourbridge and Sutton Coldfield Town with his day job as a sergeant with West Midlands Police.

In his pomp, he earned only around £200 a week from football. His son takes home around £2.5million a year in Germany and would more than triple that with a move to an English club or to Spain – Real Madrid are said to be interested in signing him next summer.

And although Jude admitted he later grew to idolising the likes of Wayne Rooney, it was Bellingham senior’s action on the pitch that made him Jude’s first footballing hero.

‘We talk about footballing heroes, and my dad was like my first,’ Jude told The FA in an interview.

‘When you go and watch him play every week in non-League, you know it’s not the Premier League or anything, but seeing the way that he played and the atmosphere, it made me fall in love with football so he was probably my first hero.

‘After the first few times of going, I’d start to pay a bit more attention to the games and stuff, the atmosphere and he’s scoring goals so you see him celebrating and stuff like that – you want that to be me.

‘Growing up, he’d always give me tips on what I could do and now it gets to a certain age and it sort of flips and that’s brilliant because we have that sort of relationship like father and son and then as I got older, like coach and player.’

Jude broke into the England side ahead of last year’s Covid-delayed Euro 2020 championships, making history as the tournament’s youngest-ever player, and is now a regular first choice. His brother Jobe, 17, is also a professional on Birmingham City’s books.

Their father hung up his boots at the age of 41 in 2017 and is believed to have retired from the police. He declines to discuss his son’s achievements.

Jude told The Guardian in 2020 how his mother Denise took him to watch his father play: ‘It’s where I started to get that love for football. I think you can see in the way I play that I’ve watched the game from a young age.

‘That non-league style of toughness and being gritty when you need to be… I do think that comes from watching my dad play – even though he never tackled!’

Leamington FC chairman Jim Scott described Jude’s father as a ‘goal machine’, adding: ‘He was in great demand, a good player who was extremely dedicated, particularly when you consider his demanding career. [He] could have played at a higher level. You can see where Jude gets his talent from.’

Jude, who plays his club football with Borussia Dortmund, says his mother Denise stays with him in Germany where she keeps him ‘grounded’.

‘My mum keeps me grounded, she’s always there for me and I can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done for me,’ he added during an interview with The FA in May 2021.

Despite his multi-million pound contract, Jude has tried to downplay his prowess.

He told NLP in 2016: ‘I’ve always said I’m not that great a player. I think I owe my team-mates over the years a lot more than they owe me.’

Jack Grealish hugs his partner Sasha Attwood after England's comfortable win over Senegal

Jack Grealish hugs his partner Sasha Attwood after England’s comfortable win over Senegal

Conor Gallagher's and his partner Aine May also embraced in the stands at Qatar

Conor Gallagher’s and his partner Aine May also embraced in the stands at Qatar

Aaron Ramsdale and his girlfriend Georgina Irwin also kissed in the stands after the game

Aaron Ramsdale and his girlfriend Georgina Irwin also kissed in the stands after the game 

Jack Grealish and partner Sasha Attwood following the game which has put England in the quarter finals

Jack Grealish and partner Sasha Attwood following the game which has put England in the quarter finals 

Harry Kane celebrates with loved ones - the captain scored the team's second goal tonight

Harry Kane celebrates with loved ones – the captain scored the team’s second goal tonight

Phil Foden's partner Rebecca Cooke (right with glasses) looks ecstatic as England score - yet again!

Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke (right with glasses) looks ecstatic as England score – yet again!

Bukayo Saka's girlfriend Tolami Benson (left) celebrates - Saka scored England's third goal

Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson (left) celebrates – Saka scored England’s third goal

Jordan Pickford of England and his wife Megan Davison following victory over Senegal

Jordan Pickford of England and his wife Megan Davison following victory over Senegal

Sasha Attwood, girlfriend of Jack Grealish of England is seen during the win over Senega

Sasha Attwood, girlfriend of Jack Grealish of England is seen during the win over Senega

Phil Foden’s partner Rebecca Cooke leapt up from her seat as England took the lead.

Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sasha Attwood and Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison smiled and clapped even as the battle had only just begun. 

Other WAGs who celebrated from the stands included Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins, Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler, Declan Rice’s partner Lauren Fryer and Conor Coady’s wife Amie.

Connor Gallagher’s girlfriend Aine May as well as Georgina Irwin, partner of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale were also in attendane.

The wives and girlfriends erupted as the team finished the first half 2-0 with goals from Jordan Henderson and Kane – and again as Saka went on to score a third goal just as the second half began. 

England's Marcus Rashford in the stands with family and friends at the end of the match with Senegal

England’s Marcus Rashford in the stands with family and friends at the end of the match with Senegal

Phil Foden of England with girlfriend Rebecca Cooke after the 3-0 triumph over Senegal

Phil Foden of England with girlfriend Rebecca Cooke after the 3-0 triumph over Senegal

Jack Grealish sits with family and friends after England's 3-0 win over Senegal in Qatar

Jack Grealish sits with family and friends after England’s 3-0 win over Senegal in Qatar

Annie Kilner, wife of Kyle Walker of England is seen after the World Cup clash against Senegal

Annie Kilner, wife of Kyle Walker of England is seen after the World Cup clash against Senegal

Harry Kane of England and his partner Katie Goodland after the full time whistle in Qatar

Harry Kane of England and his partner Katie Goodland after the full time whistle in Qatar

Harry Maguire of England has his hair combed by his daughter as he chats with his family after the game

Harry Maguire of England has his hair combed by his daughter as he chats with his family after the game

Bukayo Saka of England and his partner Tolami Benson after the Three Lions' win over Senegal

Bukayo Saka of England and his partner Tolami Benson after the Three Lions’ win over Senegal

Eric Dier of England with partner Anna Modler after the final whistle of the Three Lions' last 16 clash with Senegal

Eric Dier of England with partner Anna Modler after the final whistle of the Three Lions’ last 16 clash with Senegal

Marcus Rashford hugs his family after coming off the bench in England's 3-0 triumph

Marcus Rashford hugs his family after coming off the bench in England’s 3-0 triumph

England's goalscoring hero Bukayo Saka holds hands with his partner Tolami Benson

England’s goalscoring hero Bukayo Saka holds hands with his partner Tolami Benson

Phil Foden, who produced two assists on the night, embraces his girlfriend Rebecca Cooke

Phil Foden, who produced two assists on the night, embraces his girlfriend Rebecca Cooke

Declan Rice sits with his partner Lauren Fryer after England's 3-0 win over Senegal

Declan Rice sits with his partner Lauren Fryer after England’s 3-0 win over Senegal

Jack Grealish's girlfriend Sash Attwood gestures from the stands after the match in Al Khor

Jack Grealish’s girlfriend Sash Attwood gestures from the stands after the match in Al Khor

Marcus Rashford's partner Lucia Loi cheering for England before they won 3-0

Marcus Rashford’s partner Lucia Loi cheering for England before they won 3-0

Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison cheers as England finish the first half at 2-0

Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison cheers as England finish the first half at 2-0

Kane hailed a ‘really good day’ for the team, saying on ITV1: ‘It was really tough, knockout games are never easy.

‘I think we’ve showed great maturity through the tournament, and 3-0 against a really good side, credit to the boys, the mentality was top from the beginning and we took our chances when they came.

‘We feel good, we’ve got good runners, good players getting forward, and it’s solid at the back, three clean sheets in a row is really important. A really good day for us.’

Regarding his goal, Kane said: ‘I had so much time, the ball just sat up nicely, the connection was perfect. I had a chance before that which I should have done better with, so it was nice to see that one go in. I’m a striker, so whenever I score I’m always happy.’

Bellingham was keen to speak about his fellow midfielder Henderson, who he said deserves respect.

The 19-year-old said: ‘It was a brilliant performance (by Henderson) today. I’ve seen some of the rubbish that was said about him playing. It’s ridiculous.

‘He’s so underrated technically, and he’s delivered again in a big game with a massive goal. I think it’s time he gets a bit of respect.’

England fans celebrate the win at full-time at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar

England fans celebrate the win at full-time at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar 

Bukayo Saka, right, celebrates with Phil Foden, left, and Harry Kane after scoring his side's 3rd goal

Bukayo Saka, right, celebrates with Phil Foden, left, and Harry Kane after scoring his side’s 3rd goal

England's Harry Kane, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Senegal

England’s Harry Kane, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Senegal

Katie Goodland, wife of England's Harry Kane, (centre) pictured in the stands before the big game

Katie Goodland, wife of England’s Harry Kane, (centre) pictured in the stands before the big game 

Eric Dier partner Anna Modler gasps as the game gets more exciting with England taking the lead

Eric Dier partner Anna Modler gasps as the game gets more exciting with England taking the lead

Manager Gareth Southgate emphasised how pleased he was with ‘the ruthlessness of our execution, the way the team worked off the ball and without the ball’.

And he added: ‘In the first 25, 30 minutes, Senegal had a lot of energy, they pressed well, their shape was good, and really our best opportunities came from winning the ball from them.

‘I thought Jude and Hendo in particular were outstanding in that aspect of the game.’

Regarding the quarter-final against France, he said: ‘Outstanding team with a phenomenal tournament record, and some outstanding individuals. Without a doubt that’s a game where we have to find our highest possible level.’

The Three Lions took the lead through an unlikely source when Jordan Henderson latched onto a smart cut-back by Jude Bellingham.

Teenager Bellingham then also played a crucial role in the second, driving through the midfield before captain Harry Kane slammed home for his first goal of the tournament. 

Shortly after the break, Gareth Southgate’s team extended their lead further when Bukayo Saka converted after great work from Phil Foden.

Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson rose to her feet as he netted and he blew kisses to her as he celebrated towards the WAGs who were seated behind the England team bench. 

Meanwhile Kane’s goal, the last kick of the first half, put him just one goal behind Wayne Rooney who is England’s all time top scorer. The England captain now has 52 goals to Rooney’s 53.

Harry Maguire's partner Fern Hawkins (right) taking her place in the stands to support England

Harry Maguire’s partner Fern Hawkins (right) taking her place in the stands to support England

Jack Grealish's partner Sasha Attwood clapping and smiling as the game begins

Jack Grealish’s partner Sasha Attwood clapping and smiling as the game begins 

Glamorous Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison is also at the game to support her other half

Glamorous Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison is also at the game to support her other half

Conor Coady's wife Amie looked tense for the crucial last 16 clash this evening

Conor Coady’s wife Amie looked tense for the crucial last 16 clash this evening

Harry Kane's wife Katie, second from the right, looked focused as the game was about to begin

Harry Kane’s wife Katie, second from the right, looked focused as the game was about to begin

Bukayo Saka's girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, as Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England's starting line-up

Bukayo Saka’s girlfriend Tolami Benson, 22, as Saka replaced Marcus Rashford in England’s starting line-up

Eric Dier's fiancee Anna Modler - the couple confirmed they were engaged earlier this month

Eric Dier’s fiancee Anna Modler – the couple confirmed they were engaged earlier this month

Jordan Pickford's partner Megan Davison joined in the celebrations as England took the lead

Jordan Pickford’s partner Megan Davison joined in the celebrations as England took the lead

Aaron Ramsdale's partner Georgina Irwin watching the Three Lions from the stands in Qatar

Aaron Ramsdale’s partner Georgina Irwin watching the Three Lions from the stands in Qatar

Loud applause greeted the substitutions which brought England’s goal heroes Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish on to the field for the game against Senegal with the score line at 3-0.

The noise level in the cheers and applause of appreciation for Saka as he was substituted was only a little lower than had been sparked by his goal some minutes earlier. Phil Foden was also substituted. 

Saka replaced Rashford in England’s starting line-up for their World Cup last-16 clash against Senegal, with Raheem Sterling unavailable due to a family matter.

Jordan Henderson was the unlikely hero as England opened the scoring against Senegal

Jordan Henderson was the unlikely hero as England opened the scoring against Senegal 

Captain Harry Kane then slotted just minutes later to double the Three Lions' advantage

Captain Harry Kane then slotted just minutes later to double the Three Lions’ advantage

Bukayo Saka scores England's third as they run riot against Senegal in their World Cup clash

Bukayo Saka scores England’s third as they run riot against Senegal in their World Cup clash

Gareth Southgate celebrates during England's last 16 clash with Senegal at the World Cup

Gareth Southgate celebrates during England’s last 16 clash with Senegal at the World Cup

The return of Saka in place of three-goal leading scorer Rashford was the only change Gareth Southgate made for the tie at Al Bayt Stadium.

Saka, who netted a brace in England’s opening 6-2 win over Iran, was rested for the final Group B game against Wales, where Rashford also scored twice in a 3-0 victory.

But England boss Southgate opted to recall the Arsenal man for the first knockout stage, with Foden and Henderson retaining their places in the side.

It was earlier revealed that Sterling would take no part in the match, however. 

The Chelsea winger was expected to be among England’s substitutes but he will be absent as he deals with a family issue.

Southgate told ITV1: ‘He’s dealing with a family matter so I had quite a bit of time with him this morning but I’ve now had to pass that on to other people to help him with that.’

Asked if Sterling would remain with the squad if England progressed, Southgate added: ‘He’s going to go and deal with that matter and then we’ll have to take it from there really.’

Players of England pose for a team photograph prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal

Players of England pose for a team photograph prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between England and Senegal

Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring the team's third goal

Bukayo Saka of England celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal

Phil Foden, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka celebrate during England's demolition of Senegal

Phil Foden, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka celebrate during England’s demolition of Senegal

Phil Foden of England battles for possession with Krepin Diatta of Senegal

Phil Foden of England battles for possession with Krepin Diatta of Senegal

England's Bukayo Saka takes a knee before the Three Lions' crucial World Cup clash with Senegal

England’s Bukayo Saka takes a knee before the Three Lions’ crucial World Cup clash with Senegal

Senegal's goalkeeper #16 Edouard Mendy eyes the ball as he jumps to stop it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match

Senegal’s goalkeeper #16 Edouard Mendy eyes the ball as he jumps to stop it during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal

Harry Kane of England is challenged by Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal

Sterling scored in England’s win over Iran and retained his place for the goalless draw against the United States before dropping to the bench for the Wales match.

Senegal were without Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye through suspension and showed two alterations from the 2-1 win over Ecuador which saw them through to the knockout stage for the first time in 20 years.

Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy replaced Gueye with Krepin Diatta also coming in – while Chelsea pair Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly were named in the side, along with Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.

England fans admitted nerves have started to kick in as they were greeted by a carnival atmosphere of dancing Senegalese fans ahead of their crunch World Cup knockout game.

Some predicted an ‘easy’ win for the Three Lions in the round of 16 tie on Sunday, while others thought it would be a ‘tough’ match.

The 69,000-seater Al-Bayt Stadium had several thousand empty seats and hospitality boxes as Senegal kicked-off at 7pm this evening. But England supporters easily outnumbered followers of their opponents.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was shown on the stadium screens sitting alone in a ‘VVIP’ box and was booed by sections of the crowd as he had been at previous games.

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