Eamon Dunphy Thinks That Football Might Just Be Coming Home

Harry Maguire girlfriend Fern Hawkins gave her Instagram fans an insight into her day

Harry Maguire girlfriend Fern Hawkins gave her Instagram fans an insight into her day

As neighbours France and Belgium take on each other in the first semi-final of the Fifa World Cup in St Petersburg in Russian Federation on Tuesday, July 10, the media is busy painting the rivalry as between two famous comic characters - Asterix and Tintin.

Kieran Trippier says the support and reaction from fans to England's World Cup campaign at home and in Russian Federation continues to inspire the Three Lions squad.

England take on Croatia on Wednesday in what is the biggest worldwide football fixture for the nation in years, with a potential date with either France or Belgium in Sunday's final.

The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football. Since this is his last World Cup, given his age, I'm very glad he's among the last four at the World Cup, but all the other players are putting in that effort. "We have a privilege to get to the final", he said, before saying he was "here to write a new page in history".

Lingard confident of 'fearless' England showing at World Cup
"We won't be able to just roll them over, they're an in-form team". "They appear more relaxed. England are looking to bounce back from unceremonious exits the past two tournaments.

The former England centre-half is a vision of confidence ahead of the Three Lions' first World Cup semi-final in 28 years and he doesn't expect Gareth Southgate's side to encounter too much bother at the Luzhniki Stadium. "We're not the finished article", England manager Gareth Southgate, himself a novice at national level, said. "If you look back at the squad I think mainly a lot of them are defenders so it says something about Yorkshire".

As the hysteria back home following Saturday's quarter-final win proves, so are the rest of us - and long may it continue, well, for at least another week. Through five matches, it looked as if they could finally deliver on their promise.

A second man has handed himself in to police in connection with damage to a taxi during World Cup celebrations. Everyone wants to finish the job and we are excited to try and do that.

"In 1986 at Mexico, Belgium finished fourth, but now in Russian Federation we can still finish third, and I think we have to look forward to that".

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