Four signs that you remember England's last World Cup semi-final

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2018

Zidane is considered one of the best players of all time, winning man of the match in France's only World Cup win and playing an important role in their success in the European Championship two years later.

But in an unusual World Cup in which world champions Germany fell at the group stage, Spain and Argentina in the last 16 and five-time champions Brazil in the quarter-finals, none of the four remaining teams seem overly burdened by history or exaggerated expectations.

Whilst the majority of people have been jubilant during this tournament, we have seen pockets of disorder across Essex similar to what has been seen nationally.

Ross's company Eady Signs is based in Kettering also, and ahead of England's semi-final against Croatia he couldn't resist the chance to make a topical change to the local sign. In 2017, after France had reached the final of Euro 2016 where they were beaten 1-0 by Portugal, Deschamps signed a new contract until 2020.

Fred and his Brazil team looked the best outfit by far, dominating games and moving the ball fluidly, their strength in depth adding to the menace they bring.

Maguire is now an England hero, after his performance in Russian Federation, where he has been one of Gareth Southgate's star players. They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game.

Inside knowledge abounds as France and Belgium meet in semifinals
Roberto Martinez has a major headache ahead of the game against France , with Thomas Meunier set to miss out the semi-final tie. These links extend to their respective football teams , who meet on Tuesday evening to contest a place in the World Cup final.

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow in another match in which the shifting sands of tournament play now make it hard to pick a clear favourite.

"I have never been so excited as I am now".

The result of the biggest bet taken in this World Cup could be determined as soon as Thursday. It was a match at the highest level played with undeniable quality.

After a pair of the quarterfinal matches played on July 6, team France enjoyed a confident defeat of 2-0 over Uruguay in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, while Belgium went for 2-1 win over the legendary Brazilian team in the city of Kazan. But Gareth Southgate's stars can expect more than half of the 81,000 crowd to be cheering them on.

Matt Benton's Harry Maguire tattoo.

We put tasty treats on each of the country's flags and after some unwanted interference from a feline friend, Tilly made her choice (which you can see in the video below).

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