Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game


Projecting Final Matchup Before 1st Semi-Final Game

I think the Belgian footballer is quite unique - technically-gifted player with an incredible footballing brain.

"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".

Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute as Les Bleus reached a third final, where they will play either Croatia or England on Sunday.

England boss Gareth Southgate has admitted he could not listen to Three Lions for 20 years after his penalty shoot-out miss in the Euro '96 semi-final.

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has stated that he believes the strength of Yorkshire football is key to England's 2018 World Cup successes. Southgate deserves a lot of plaudits for the team's performances.

"The welcome of the Russian people has been top", Southgate said.

"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998".

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had a hamstring injury during extra time against Russian Federation but remained in the match and played his role when the game went to penalties.

"We want to make our own history and do great things so to see all the fans and the videos and how emotional it is to them, we want to just keep going and making them celebrate even more".

CB - Diego Godín - Uruguay: Bowed out of the World Cup after defeat by France but has stoically defended the Uruguay goal this tournament. "We need to go out on a real high, these players deserve that". I feel very proud for my group. "I can not tell you [if he will play on Wednesday]", Dalic said. Certainly in the Premier League they know he's Leicester's best header of the ball so we do usually get the opposition picking him up from corners.

Let's see if football really is coming home, as we can hear from every corner of England at the moment.