How to watch the semi-finals

World Cup final 2018- world cup trophy

World Cup final 2018- world cup trophy

Bobby Robson - the last manager to take England to the World Cup semi-finals - would be urging Gareth Southgate's team on with "every fibre of his being" says his widow Elsie.

France and Belgium are two attractive, entertaining sides with big names lining up on both ends of the field.

"Even though they've not had as much game-time as they would have liked, they are as much of a reason why we are where we are".

In the quarter-finals, France and Brazil would have been my pick for the favourites of the remaining teams.

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in what is the biggest global football fixture for the nation in years, with a potential date with either France or Belgium in Sunday's final. By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France, who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.

This allowed teams like Croatia and England to make the most of the opportunity and they are deservedly facing off in the other semi-final.

Later on Saturday, Croatia won a penalty shootout to dash host Russia's hopes of taking a step closer to the final.

"Luka and Rakitic are the best midfield pair in the World Cup", said Bilic.

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"I think Raheem Sterling is an important player because he is really fast and his combination with Harry Kane is really risky".

England and Croatia's fate will be decided 24 hours later when they face off in Moscow.

When Dele Alli scored England's second goal, he performed the "Ride the Pony" emote from - you guessed it - Fortnite. If we had to play two big teams in close succession, that's very hard.

"Until five or six years ago I was bit vain, and in a way glad that in 1998 we set the bar so high that it was hard to even contemplate, let alone jump over it".

"They have been playing at an extremely high level for their clubs". They had outplayed "the most impressive team in the tournament", as Bobby Robson had justifiably described West Germany, to an astonishing degree in the first 40 minutes.

Why can't the Celtic soul brothers hate England like we used to?.

We put tasty treats on each of the country's flags and after some unwanted interference from a feline friend, Tilly made her choice (which you can see in the video below).

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