Fans celebrate in Paris as France reach World Cup final

However, if 1998 champions France and 1966 winners England both win their semi-finals they'll be able to relax and enjoy the final with their return assured.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud helped France reach the World Cup final after a win over Belgium on Tuesday night, and Tottenham Hotspur fans could not help but heavily criticise him for his performance.

"This is why football is magical, it gives everyone emotions".

Andy White, the head of PE at the Radcliffe School, used to teach Alli and says he always knew he was a special talent.

"Football is attractive because we can make our supporters and all of the French people feel emotions", the captain said.

"In the changing room, [coach] Didier Deschamps was happy". I'd like to send out shirts to them! "As players, we know that sometimes you can have games where your control isn't as good as it should be or your decision making isn't as sharp - and I felt like it was one of those games", he said. "But we also hurt them". The support from all the fans in Russian Federation and back home has been unbelievable.

France lost the Euro 2016 final to Portugal.

"Enormously proud", Umtiti said. "France are used to these big games but we coped with that side really well".

Giroud saw his effort saved by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but Murphy was seriously impressed by Mbappe's skill.

"Numerous roads across the country were blocked, stopping emergency vehicles getting to people in need and an ambulance is now off the road while being repaired", said Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the NPCC Lead for Football Policing.

"We did what the coach asked of us, we were competitive in every aspect of the match, and we finally scored from a set piece". But like Mbappe, he took a back seat against the Belgians as Lloris and his defense starred at St. Petersburg Stadium. France on the other hand ended the game with just six fouls and two yellow cards.

With 10 minutes left and Belgium pressing, Lloris flew off his line to his left to push away a powerful shot from midfielder Axel Witsel.

Belgium have been eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

The Croats needed extra-time and penalties for the second successive knockout game, beating Russian Federation last time, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them tire at some point in this game.

Reading Buses has joined the party by decorating one of its buses with a huge St George's Cross and the hashtag #Itscominghome ahead of the Croatia game.

Vanessa Coleman

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