How Modric reacted to being nutmegged by Dele Alli in 2015

Tanya Simon
July 12, 2018

Not in a long time has there been so much support for an England team at a major tournament and clearly the players are thriving from that. The support from all the fans in Russian Federation and back home has been unbelievable.

In sharp contrast to the feverish atmosphere, Alli and his teammates are in relaxed mood in the sleepy seaside resort of Repino, 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of Saint Petersburg. "I know about the big games".

"Seriously though, I don't know Modric personally but everyone who worked with him at Tottenham says that he is a wonderful person and we can all see how good he is on the pitch". We are so focused on the games that you forget what we have done so far. "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the final".

However, they are four places ahead of Sweden who England defeated 2-0 in the quarter-finals.

With the English team now just one victory away from the finals, the BBPA believes that this week's Wednesday night match against Croatia could see an extra 10 million pints sold in pubs across the United Kingdom, according to the Plymouth Herald.

Since then they have been unable to make it past the group stage until this year, including failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Unsurprisingly, the mood in the England camp is positive but one thing Southgate has instilled in his players is a willingness to confront negative moments and learn from them.

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"And we have to be like that, I think, if we are going to get in the final, so we'll have to perform well and play well."

Earlier in the tournament, AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic was sent home, reportedly over a disagreement with coach Zlatko Dalic about his fitness. Then, right back Lilian Thuram scored the only two goals of his career to help France beat Croatia in the semifinals.

Pogba, 25, was instrumental in the semi-final win in St Petersburg, as Samuel Umtiti's goal in the 51st minute put the 1998 champions in the World Cup final against the victor of Croatia and England.

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.

"I'm not saying that I'm not proud of what we did all together 20 years ago".

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