France advance to 2018 World Cup final

France advance to 2018 World Cup final

France advance to 2018 World Cup final

"At the beginning we were working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long term. It was important he tried to reconnect with the fans and he certainly has done that".

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has told The Guardian that he hopes to nutmeg Croatia midfielder Luka Modric again on Wednesday night. They have been great ambassadors for our country.

I have a picture of a group of young footballers, resplendent in slightly baggy Crystal Palace club suits, smiling for the cameras just before they leave for a youth team trip to Portugal.

"Our country has been through some hard moments recently in terms of its unity and I think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that".

"One thing we can do better is playing between the lines, getting the ball between their midfield and back four to expose them more". So we can feel the support from home.

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Police are calling on the public to enjoy England's World Cup semi-final tonight sensibly after releasing shock footage of drunken behaviour during last weekend.

"In honour of our England getting to the semi-final, we've chose to decorate one of our buses to show our support".

But Boss Southgate admitted he could not listen to Three Lions after his penalty shoot-out miss in the Euro '96 semi-final - the year the anthem was first released. "They'll be feeling a bit of everything - you've been there for the extra week now, you've been there for six, seven weeks, away from home and there's family and friends coming over".

Croatia, on the other hand, find themselves reaping the rewards - at long last - of a golden generation of players, who for so long teased with potential and promise, but never made good on their proverbial "dark-horse" status at major tournaments.

Now, charity Bloodwise is jumping on the World Cup fever and is urging everyone to get involved in "Waistcoat Wednesday" by donning one of their own to watch England take on Croatia in their semi-final match.

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