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

Prediction, teams and start times

Prediction, teams and start times

Speaking after France claimed the first spot in Sunday's final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium, Ferdinand made a very bold prediction for the second semi-final.

As for the game itself, many are predicting a high-scoring game as it was when France last met Belgium in 2015, with the Red Devils coming through that one as 4-3 winners.

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.

"In the changing room, [coach] Didier Deschamps was happy".

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

A Reading Buses spokesman said: "We believe".

The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium's assistant coach. I'm very proud of them.

"At the World Cup we have teams who profit from players of other countries, with the justification that these players have the nationality of their team".

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Deschamps also recalled France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris two years ago, and revealed it's still weighing on the team.

"A lot of pride", said the defender. "He's going to be a hard task but if we are ready to give our all like we did against Argentina, then I don't believe there will be problems".

And so, at that stage of the World Cup where every day without a match feels inexorably pointless - we awake with a spring in our step, and hope in our heart, because football, dear reader, is back once more. We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass. They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final.

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