Israel's ambassador Mark Regev jokes he is 'praying' with Prince William for England in the World Cup

Mark Regev says he's been convinced football is coming home


Israeli ambassador to Britain has joked he and and Prince William are praying for England ahead of the team's first World Cup semi final in 28 years.

As England prepare to face Croatia, Mr Regev tweeted a photo of the Duke of Cambridge at the Western Wall - the emotional high point of the Duke's three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories two weeks ago.

"Here at the embassy, we join HRH in praying for (England) tonight," he tweeted, adding the #ThreeLions hashtag.

Mr Regev tweeted earlier he had been convinced football "was coming home" by Middle East Minister Alistair Burt, when he was photographed leaving the Foreign Office.

The Board of Deputies has rearranged the time of its Sunday meeting to 11.15am, rather than 2.30pm, so the representatives can watch the game, which kicks off at 4pm, when England could be in their second ever World Cup final, facing France.

The Board itself tweeted to urge England on, wishing good luck to "Gareth, Harry and the team".

 England's game against Croatia kicks off at 7pm.

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