France Advances To World Cup Final

France Advances To World Cup Final

France Advances To World Cup Final

France faces Belgium on Tuesday for a place in Sunday's World Cup final while England take on Croatia in the other semi-final on Wednesday.

"They showed from the games I've seen so far that they play direct football and they are very fast".

France and Belgium are seen as the strongest teams left in the competition, which means the victor of Tuesday's match will head into the final as favourites to be crowned world champions.

I expect the teams to be evenly matched, giving viewers an exciting semi-final.

"Our last three games were different because we played teams with a defensive approach", he said.

"It gives you goosebumps to see how happy they are and we want to keep on improving as a team and give them more moments like this".

"As a player I know I have a job, on and off the pitch, to inspire people", he said.

Brazil vs Belgium was another surprise of this World Cup.

The same goes for a straight red, with Federation Internationale de Football Association able to extend the bans if they feel it is required.

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow in another match in which the shifting sands of tournament play now make it hard to pick a clear favourite.

As the hysteria back home following Saturday's quarter-final win proves, so are the rest of us - and long may it continue, well, for at least another week.

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

Gareth Southgate has "finally found a goalkeeper who saves" in Jordan Pickford, according to former England boss Fabio Capello.

Belgium managed to deny Neymar last time out, but they must now do the same with Mbappe who dismantled Argentina in the last 16. But back then they used to focus a lot on defence, their clubs generally playing the 4-4-2 or 5-4-1 formations.

Croatia await tomorrow in the last four and, while expectations from the outside have been realistic through much of this campaign, the England squad's faith in their own quality has been unwavering and Kane has made his aim clear.

England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".

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