England star marvels at journey from MK Dons to Moscow

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The spotlight has been on 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe in Russian Federation, whose electric pace and skill lit up the tournament.

"As a team we are playing very well".

The result of the biggest bet taken in this World Cup could be determined as soon as Thursday.

A huge England flag has been painted on the side of a bus as Reading gets behind the boys in Russian Federation ahead of the World Cup semi-final.

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Anderson, meanwhile, eventually overcame Monfils 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/2) 5-7 7-6 (7/4) to set up a clash with Federer . The Wimbledon legend was relegated because Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were put on Centre Court.

Rose, 28, has seen limited game time in Russian Federation, with Ashley Young being preferred in the left wingback role. We played Nuneaton Borough in the cup once and thought their centre forward was Eusebio because we'd built him up that much in the pre-match briefing.

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

Back then, Robson's men came up short after an epic, heroic shoot-out defeat to West Germany, a loss which lacked the seeming inevitability of all subsequent penalty heartbreak, a hoodoo Southgate's squad broke with last week's cathartic victory over Colombia.

England's roster and team profile are here.

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Deschamps also recalled France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris two years ago, and revealed it's still weighing on the team.

In response, Kylian Mbappé had one thing to say to the jibes from Belgian players: "If I offended them, I apologise".

He said: "In November we played Brazil and Neymar was in the side".

"(France is) very good defensively, and I think they're playing like the best team in the world right now", said Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the National Basketball Association.

Deschamps, who captained France as they won the 1998 World Cup on home soil, hailed the character of his young team and credited his players' effort at the back. But the way the tournament's been going so far, whoever we come up against we feel confident we're going to win and we have to be like that if we're going to get into the final'. "When you had the ambition of getting to the final, it's tough individually and collectively to prepare for the next game".

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"We did what the coach asked of us, we were competitive in every aspect of the match, and we finally scored from a set piece".

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