These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)


It should be an entertaining game and if De Bruyne is given licence to roam again he could help send Belgium into their first ever World Cup final.

Just three epic games to play (and one "well we may as well while we're here" encounter) - until Russian Federation 2018 announces its ultimate victor; Vladimir Putin, aside. We should be grateful of the side of the draw we're on and grateful for the spirit and performances they're putting in.

The high street sports store is giving away free England football shirts if England win the World Cup.

The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.

Out of the 60 football games played in this World Cup, the football governing body FIFA named hosts Russian Federation as the best defending team so far.

"If you're asking me a question in a one-off final can we do it?"

Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic celebrates her players after Russian Federation win
Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic, meanwhile, said his country will be aiming to exploit England's weaknesses when they are not in possession.

Kieran Trippier says the support and reaction from fans to England's World Cup campaign at home and in Russian Federation continues to inspire the Three Lions squad.

But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years.

Southgate is well aware of the near-hysteria among England's support at home, and takes pride from the manner in which his team is unifying the country.

Maguire, however, insists that the Three Lions are mainly focused on themselves.

For France 1998, the FA commissioned an indie-pop hybrid supergroup starring the Spice Girls and Echo and the Bunnymen for the official anthem - the forgettable (How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World.

In retrospect, we should have seen England's victory coming. That meant only Uruguay and Sweden remained as representatives of progressivism in the Quarter Finals, and both went into their matches as underdogs; Uruguay against centrist France, and Sweden against right-wing England. The Three Lions opened up as 7/5 favourites to beat Croatia in normal time but those odds have shrunk to 11/8 after a patriotic plunge by punters.