France vs Belgium Live Updates And Latest Match Stats

Elena Summers
July 11, 2018

And with four goals each, Denis Cheryshev tied as the third-top scorer with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

Eric Dier heaped praise on Croatia duo Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric, warning that England must contain them if they are to book a first World Cup final spot in 52 years.

"They have shown us already just how good a team they can be no matter the opposition".

"To meet any heroes from '66 is incredible".

France take on Belgium in the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with England vs Croatia kicking off at 7pm on Wednesday.

Speaking to the BBC's World Cup Daily podcast earlier in the tournament, he said: "I'm slightly concerned because as a centre-half who took a lot of knocks to the head I'm not normally synonymous with fashion icons!" Hopefully we can get to the final.

But with the euphoria of Saturday's win having turned into focus on Wednesday's match with Croatia, Trippier says England will be ready to go again in Moscow.


"We have some margin to get even better", 1France coach Didier Deschamps, the 1998 World Cup-winning captain, said.

Unpredictability is the operative word for this year's cup, as no one predicted that only European teams would be left on the field; that Brazil would have been knocked out of the semi-finals; and that Russian Federation had gone as far as it did.

Nearly 20 million people in Britain tuned in for the victory over Sweden, not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas. On the other hand, the more you have, the more you want.

"Croatia may have more experienced players but also young ones", their Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic told a news conference close to the Luzhniki Stadium match venue.

"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".

The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

Following a series of loan moves, he quickly debunked any beliefs he was a one-season wonder, and scored just 79 seconds into his England debut against Lithuania in March 2015. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.

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