Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

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"It is unbelievable. It is the dream of dreams, the dream of the future, everything", Mbappe said.

Gazza was of course one of the star players the last time England played in an World Cup semi-final back in 1990.

The semi-final between England and Croatia will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, starting at 7pm. "What a great way therefore to show our support by ensuring that some of our recognisable civic buildings and the famous Black Prince statue on City Square, are now displaying their England colours with great pride!"

"Shortly after the semifinal game between teams of France and Belgium, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a phone call to French President Emmanuel Macron, who was present at the game".

England did not have an overly hard route to the semi-final but they have overcome every obstacle they faced with some solid performances.

Belgium has never been to the final of a World Cup, but that's exactly what they look poised to do as the highest-ranked team (No. 3 in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings) left in the tournament.

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Match-winner Samuel Umtiti is targeting World Cup glory as he attempts to erase the memory of his Euro 2016 heartache. They should beat Croatia.

This time around, however, they have a first-class team. He's broken out over the last 12 months, especially at the World Cup.

Manager Didier Deschamps, who led the nation into that tournament, is bidding to become just the third man after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer to win the World Cup as both player and coach, but is refusing to look back to his own triumph as a player in 1998. "We need to go out on a real high, these players deserve that". Brazil did not necessarily play poorly; on the contrary, they even created many good chances in the second half.

The journalist was explaind how Lukaku's recent improvement has mostly been down to Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry. England went to extra time and penalties in its first knockout stage match but not in its second and should be a bit more fresh. "And if it's France I think they'll win it".

"I was here last summer for the Confederations Cup, and it was exactly the same, there were a lot of stories going into the tournament that I knew weren't going to be true, and that's proved to be the case", former England global Southgate added.