Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup

Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic praised Luka Modric ahead of his team's World Cup semi-final against England, saying the midfielder was in career-best form.

Sterling has started four of England's five games on their run to the semi-finals, looking threatening at times yet unable to end an global goal drought that dates back to October 2015.

'The hunger of players has been there for everyone to see, we are proud of the style they have played.

The whole Good Morning Britain team donned their waistcoats to cheer on the England side on Wednesday morning.

The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.

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John Stones has been England's third-biggest attacking threat at this World Cup, being on the end of 1.45 xG, and scoring twice from the chances he has had.

"We want people to celebrate and enjoy themselves but not at the expense of law-abiding fans and emergency services' resources".

Kylian Mbappe said he never imagined - "not even in my wildest dreams" - that he could help France reach the World Cup final after Les Bleus saw off Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.

Three Lions has become the anthem of England's World Cup campaign but Southgate said that such was the pain of his penalty shoot-out miss at Euro 96, when the song was first released, that he could not bear to listen to it again. "We will see after this practice session", he said.

Houghton, who also captains City, says she has been really impressed with the England side and in particular, their manager Southgate. We're looking forward to seeing Gareth in yet another gorgeous waistcoat at Wednesday's match.

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"Our country's been through some hard moments in terms of unity and football has the power to do that".

England's dream that "it's coming home" continues, with Dele Alli scoring a second-half victor.

Three Lions, which is named for the team's crest, has been streamed and downloaded more than 2.5 millions times, so much that it's hit number one on the U.K.'s Big Top 40 chart this week. "It is a special feeling and a privilege".

"Well, I tell you what, it's coming home".

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