We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Gareth Southgate has vowed to join the managers dad-dancing at the World Cup - but only if England lift the trophy. Brazil head coach Tite has been the topic of much discussion in Qatar after he joined his players in their elaborate goal celebrations.Related articles Ben White 'in World Cup spat with England coach' as star sent home World Cup 'supercomputer' predicts England pain and Netherlands glory
And Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal may have been criticised for his negative tactics at the tournament, but he has been showing his fancy footwork as the players return to their hotel after matches by dancing along the line of celebrating fans taking selfies.
Win or lose against France this evening (Saturday), Southgate describes the chances of also busting a few moves as "unlikely!" But if England win at the Al Bayt Stadium and go all the way to win the final next Sunday, there will be no stopping him.
"If we win it? Oh, that might be different!" he said. "I am quite happy to embarrass myself like anybody else at that point. But not beforehand."
Roy Keane led the criticism of Brazil’s 'pigeon dance' during the 4-1 win over South Korea only for Tite - who was involved right in the middle of things - to defend the South American culture.
"I respect the culture, the way I am and the way this national team is," the Brazil manager said. "Lots of other kids will dance because it is Brazilian culture when a goal is scored."
Sadly for Southgate, the only examples he has to draw on are Alan Pardew’s infamous ‘jig’ when Jason Puncheon gave Crystal Palace the lead against Manchester United in the 2016 FA Cup final. They eventually lost 2-1. That and David Pleat slipping across the Manchester City pitch after Luton avoided the drop from the old Division One on the final day of the 1982-83 season.
ITV pundit Keane has doubled down on his criticism of Brazil's antics and said to Sky Bet: "I love watching Brazil and what they stand for. When you think of the World Cup you think of Brazil.
ENGLAND VS FRANCE NEWS...Trippier pleads Southgate not to quit if England lose to FranceEngland told four France players who they can exploit to win clashKieran Trippier warns England about 'fantastic' France star GriezmannTrending England boss Gareth Southgate is looking to take the Three Lions to back-to-back World Cup semis (Image: GETTY)
"I love watching them because they are brilliant at football, but not when they are dancing, or the manager starts dancing, it’s not okay. It’s not respectful. Respect your team-mates and your opposition. A manager doing a dance on the sideline, you [Micah Richards] think that’s okay?
"I don’t get how a manager can dance when the game is still going ahead, he’s got an opposition manager ten yards away from him, you’ve got to watch that. The game is about respect. Dance afterwards in the dressing room or the nightclub, that’s not a problem.
"But why is it okay for Brazil to do it during the game? If everyone has a dance after a goal, the games will be going on for three days. Do you know what they should start doing, when coaches do their pro licence, show the managers how to do a little dance on the sideline, forget tactics!"Related articles Liverpool have 'two players' working on Jude Bellingham transfer Ben White 'in World Cup spat with England coach' as star sent home Ben White 'doesn't watch football' may have caused England departure Gareth Southgate can pick England XI he wants vs France after boost World Cup's 'sexiest fan' picked out of crowd to win modelling job
Ads Links by Easy Branches
Play online games for free at games.easybranches.com
Guest Post Services Domain Authority 66 www.easybranches.com/contribute