Could we be watching World Cup semi-final on a big screen?

Marcus Newton
July 11, 2018

After a dramatic win on penalties against Russia, Croatia will play England on Wednesday night (AEST) in front of 80,000 people in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium for a place in the World Cup final.

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his incredible resemblance to star player Harry Kane.

England manager Gareth Southgate's waistcoats have become such a hit at the World Cup that the Museum of London has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection.

Their Semi Final opponents and neighbours France have Emmanuel Macron as president - a former Socialist Party minister who launched his own party, which he describes politically as "neither left nor right". Of the tournament's star players, Romelu Lukaku has performed as strongly as we expected him to.

Three Lions Throwback The last time England reached the World Cup semi-finals was in 1990, when they lost a penalty shootout against eventual champions West Germany.

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic says he will play through the pain against England after he needed treatment on a muscle problem against Russian Federation before becoming Croatia's spot-kick hero for the second round running.

Brazil vs Belgium was another surprise of this World Cup.

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Who will Belgium play in the Semi-final? "That in future we talk about them", said Blazevic, now 83, and known in Croatia as the "coach of all coaches".

In Belgium, the likes of Jean-Marie Pfaff, Jan Ceulemans, Franky Vercauteren, Enzo Scifo and Eric Gerets bring back memories of the Red Devils' one and only last four appearance, in Mexico 1986. I certainly think so.

"The results were below the level and quality of our players".

Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one.

It might even end with an England-France final.

The 16-mile charity walk from Ovington to Newburn and back was undertaken by 40 walkers on Saturday, July 7 - made all the more sweet by England's victory against Sweden in their tense quarter final tie.

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