A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Harry Kane of England walks to the penalty spot to take the first penalty of the shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals. Not even in my wildest dreams, and I am a big dreamer, would I have imagined this. "We were all happy, all hugging", Mbappe said.

Deschamps, who captained France as they won the 1998 World Cup on home soil, hailed the character of his young team and credited his players' effort at the back.

"We've played five hard games and I know they are exhausted but there can't be any excuses", Lovren explained to reporters.

"We can't really look back and see what is in the rear-view mirror".

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Thierry Henry is now working as Martinez's assistant coach with his loyalties tested when France and Belgium meet in Saint Petersburg, however the former Wolfsburg midfielder believes his influence on the group has helped. "They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final, I'm very satisfied".

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to the final four teams. With 60 minutes of extra time and two penalty-kick shootouts, it's as if Croatia has played an entire extra match. "I feel very proud for my group".

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: "England's performances under the astute management and leadership of Gareth Southgate in this World Cup have been absolutely sensational and instilled enormous excitement and pride in people of all ages across the country and of course here in Leeds".

Sam Gavin, Senior Account Manager at M&S, said: "Some say the waistcoat is sending the team good luck, and we're asking the nation to get behind our team and show them support. We will do everything it takes to ensure we are on the right side this time, and not repeat what happened two years ago".

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