Brits will drink 10 million pints tonight during semi-final against Croatia

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2018

After 95 minutes of play, the match went into extra time.

There were, however, no easy rides in the knockout stages where the French had to show their full capability in beating Argentina, Uruguay and then Belgium 1-0 in Tuesday's semifinal at Saint Petersburg.

The match for the bronze of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in St. Petersburg on July 14 between the national football teams of Belgium and England. I am delighted that good teamwork has meant we have been able to pull out all the stops alongside Government and other agencies to arrange this big screening.

Now she's trying to sell her 100-pound ($130) ticket because all that matters is to see whether her country's team can win and take one more step toward sporting glory.

"We might have the chance for the revenge in the finals with the French", Plenkovic said.

"We've played our hearts out throughout the tournament".

"This team gives me goosebumps, even more so than the team of 1998", he added, in reference to the last time France won the World Cup, on home soil against Brazil 20 years ago.

They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars.

"There's no out and out stars and everybody just looks at them as young lads, making their way out, they've not got above their station".

Luka Modric has been inspirational throughout their run, yet there were numerous outstanding performances at the Luzhniki Stadium as Croatia recovered from a shaky opening half hour.

"It's fantastic, we're so excited", said Christopher Tomas, owner of the Croatian Corner deli, of Croatia's win. "I told the players before the game there was no pressure - we have reached the semi-finals, enjoy your football and this was exactly what we did".

Should England hold on for the win, the Three Lions will take on France in the final on Sunday. "There are a lot of ifs and buts, in these games it's small margins".

"It's 28 years since England made it to the semi-final, so it's hard to get people to come to a basement", said Jacobs. "I'm going to a wedding on the weekend, I have to drive to the airport soon to pick up my cousin who's flying in from Toronto, I have to make dinner, and I'm still here watching the game".

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