How to watch the semi-finals

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The stage is now set for Wednesday's semifinals between England and Croatia (1 PM CT) to determine who will play against France. "As an attacking player, you do get frustrated but I knew it would come".

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England have been rewriting history in Russian Federation, and Southgate is hoping there will be more to come as they play their most important World Cup game since losing to West Germany on penalties in the semi-finals of Italia '90.

Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent the French into the final and Deschamps' side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as they look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998.

France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris is rallying around his team Les Bleus prepare for their crucial World Cup Semi final clash with Belgiun here tonight. "We had the ball but have to give credit to the way France defended, and we couldn't find that little bit of magic in front of goal".

Soccer World Cup glory beckons for Croatian stars such as Luka Modric after several traumatic experiences at major tournaments, says their former coach Slaven Bilic. We want players at 100 per cent fit.

Iniesta calls time on Spain after World Cup exit
Spain have only themselves to blame for they never should have allowed this game to go into the Russian roulette of penalties. With 131 appearances, Iniesta was Spain's fourth-most-capped player, behind Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xavi Hernandez.

"They've raised a very significant amount of money in that time and we're grateful to everyone involved".

France might be the favorite to win the World Cup at this point.

Sixty eight percent of Russians surveyed by pollster VTsIOM said they watched the match against Croatia, while data from MediaScope showed the game attracted similar viewing figures to President Vladimir Putin's New Year address, traditionally one of the mostly widely watched programs on TV.

But Southgate revealed he could not listen to it for many years. First win on penalties in the World Cup.

M&S are the official tailor of the England national team and that has seen Three Lions squad wear their suits collection, as well as Southgate looking dapper in their attire on the touchline throughout the World Cup. Talking about the influence of Guardiola on his game and City and Belgium's playing style, de Bruyne said: "Pep has helped me to play better as an individual".

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