Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Lloris


Prince William, the president of the FA, said: "A new generation is enjoying the magic of this World Cup run".

This is the Three Lions' first World Cup semi-final in 28 years, offering the opportunity of a first appearance in the final since the glory of 1966.

For one particular home match during Chesterfield's 2017/18 campaign, the Leicester City centre-half was in attendance with a scarf pulled up around his face and a hat pulled down to just above the eyes - but there's little disguising that very recognisable profile.

Southgate said, amid the divide over Brexit, the exploits of his players had helped to bring the nation closer together.

Those two are Coratia and England. He admits there will now be four years of no holidays "and then Qatar" - the next destination of the next World Cup.

It's a gesture that won't go unnoticed or unappreciated and could spur the 21-year-old on to give even more effort for his Spireite brothers next season.

Organisers of the British Summertime concerts in Hyde Park faced huge demand after offering 30,000 free tickets to see the game on their big screen, which was being tested yesterday. They just need to forget that win, as good as it was, and try to start again. It cruised through the group stage, then almost got eliminated by Japan. While Belgium is one of the superior teams in the tournament, it has tuned out at times, which could be unsafe against a French side that can score at will.

"It's a group of people who want to share the vision of making Belgian football proud and they've done that".

Croatia in a semifinal?

Set pieces have been the main source of goals at the tournament in Russian Federation - 42 percent, no less - and England has been the master of that department on its run to the semifinals. Who had that one?

Having been at the Euros in 2016 - where English and Russian fans were involved in violent clashes - Charlotte admitted being put off initially but having "heard good things" about the tournament she's now excited to be travelling to Moscow. They have been allowed to dictate the pace of the game in each round apart from the reserve match against Belgium which was a nothing game.

The song is aptly named "It's England Time" in reference to "It's Chico Time" and uses the same tune with different lyrics about the current team. He's played a lot for France, he's played a lot of Champions League. England relies on the speed of its front four to build its attacks.

"I have all the respect for Kane, he's shown he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he gets goals, he's one of the greatest threats but he is not alone".

"I was here last summer for the Confederations Cup, and it was exactly the same, there were a lot of stories going into the tournament that I knew weren't going to be true, and that's proved to be the case", former England global Southgate added.

Lovren, though, does not think fatigue will prove a problem against England.