World Cup semi to be shown on big screen in Jersey

Harry Maguire of England celebrates after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium

If Maguire was not playing against Sweden this weekend he would probably be in Samara watching from the terraces with his parents Credit Getty Images

A football fanatic spent more than £1,000 on a last-minute trip to Russian Federation to watch England in the World Cup semi-final this week.

Kylian Mbappe said he never imagined - "not even in my wildest dreams" - that he could help France reach the World Cup final after Les Bleus saw off Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

"No, no, I think when you are in the semi-final of the World Cup it's a unique moment in anyone's career and I don't think you switch off".

England fans celebrate the teams win I the World Cup against Sweden.

Martinez, previously manager of English clubs Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Everton, took over after a disappointing European Championship in 2016 when Belgium were beaten 3-1 by Wales in the quarter-finals.

"It's nice to hear people enjoying it again, anyway".

But Dier insists they can not take any comfort from that experience - because Real went on to win the trophy a n d Modric was the star of the Champions League final. That made it back-to-back shootouts for Croatia following its narrow win over Denmark in the round of 16.

LM: Eden Hazard - Belgium: Looked unplayable at times against France and will be disappointed to have ended the game on the losing side.

"Vrsaljko has this niggle".

During the group stage in Russian Federation, coach Zlatko Dalic said it was hard to compare generations when events were separated by a 20-year gap. "This is what drives, that is our petrol", Dalic said. To try to finish third in the World Cup doesn't happen often.

Stones told England's "Lion's Den" podcast: "I've been through some tough patches when I was younger - when I was 14 or 15 I had to play with the age below and it took its toll". Team official and former global Ognjen Vukojevic was expelled from the delegation for making a pro-Ukraine video with defender Domagoj Vida. "I fly from Gatwick to Amsterdam, then Amsterdam to Minsk, then Minsk to Moscow".

Eric Dier has warned England will face one of the best players in the world tonight.

After praising his players for their performances in reaching the final, Deschamps was asked about his own contribution.

"This was near my house opposite the school I used to go to", he said. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.

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