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Didier Deschamps credits France's effort in defence for win over Belgium

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Cary Erickson | 11 July, 2018, 10:29

Waistcoat mania has well and truly become something else to the point where tomorrow is also being referred to as '#WaistcoatWednesday' in support of England's crucial semi-final game against Croatia. Not even in my wildest dreams, and I am a big dreamer, would I have imagined this.

"However, we can say that Belgium has a similar style to Manchester City in the sense that we like to play with the ball and attack".

Iran failed to progress from their group at the 2018 World Cup after one win against Morocco, a draw with Portugal and defeat to Spain.

"I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals but with our state of mind we can climb mountains and that's what we've done so far".

18 of the 20 World Cups of all-time have gone to nations that aren't these four - have we ever seen such an open contest? 'We are all trying to work that out.

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The JOE World Cup Minipod semi-final preview hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here. Twenty years on, he's just two games away from matching Zidane's feat.

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino had invited the boys' Wild Boars football team to Sunday's World Cup final last week. I'm very proud of them.

France play Belgium for a place in the final tonight. With 60 minutes of extra time and two penalty-kick shootouts, it's as if Croatia has played an entire extra match.

"We feared them on set pieces but in the end it was us who scored that way", Lloris told reporters after Monday's 1-0 win over Belgium in the semi-final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

"Forty-nine days together, it is a lot of things, hard things, the group stage, it is the merit of everyone. We will do everything it takes to ensure we are on the right side this time, and not repeat what happened two years ago".

"I owe him a lot", said a grateful Lukaku. He's been showing us season in, season out, that he is among the best strikers in the Premier League.