England nowhere near their potential, says manager Gareth Southgate

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But while many pundits and even England fans are surprised by their progress, Alli says the squad always believed they could go far.

After an emotional appearance, Mark tells, Bobby asked: "How did Gascoigne play?"

Gascoigne, visibly emotional having heard that recounting of the story for the first time, and his reaction serve as a display of how impactful Robson had been in his young life at that time.

England manager Gareth Southgate says he knew that the negative press about Russian Federation leading up to this summer's World Cup would not turn out to be true.

"We can't really look back and see what is in the rear-view mirror".

"The way we've been received here has been fantastic", Southgate said at a pre-match press conference at Luzhniki Stadium. First win on penalties in the World Cup.

"For me Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the French selection".

"We've played five hard games and I know they are exhausted but there can't be any excuses", Lovren explained to reporters.

This allowed teams like Croatia and England to make the most of the opportunity and they are deservedly facing off in the other semi-final.

But De Bruyne's best moments came when he combined with Eden Hazard on the opposite side of the pitch to the one he was stationed on, and Belgium missed his ability to pick a pass, with striker Romelu Lukaku mostly deprived of service. "We had to defend very deep sometimes", Deschamps said.

"I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most handsome page".

Gareth Southgate and his waistcoat-wearing antics has done absolute wonders for Marks and Spencers.

Belgium managed to deny Neymar last time out, but they must now do the same with Mbappe who dismantled Argentina in the last 16.

Belgium took early control of the midfield with France content to sit deep and eliminate the threat of counterattacks from Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.

He said: "I didn't feel nervous or anything like that.

Belgium has never been to the final of a World Cup, but that's exactly what they look poised to do as the highest-ranked team (No. 3 in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings) left in the tournament.

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