These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

Kevin De Bruyne looks confused

"I want to win the World Cup - the Ballon d'Or is not my problem".

France coach Didier Deschamps admitted that his players have still not digested their defeat in the Euro 2016 final but suggested that winning this summer's World Cup might change that, after Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 in the semifinal on Tuesday.

"Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago", he said.

And the 19-year-old was overwhelmed at the thought of helping France reach the final in his first appearance at a World Cup.

The country is expected to grind to a halt on Wednesday night as millions of fans watch the match.

A Reading Buses spokesman said: "We believe".

Liverpool confident of signing Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City
A deal for the Lyon captain may yet be resurrected after France's World Cup campaign, however. Fekir is now part of the French squad which have made it to the World Cup final.

England or Croatia stand between the 1998 winners and a second world crown, but France will be favourites to lift the trophy in Moscow on Sunday. Seriously it's our time - LETS GO ENGLAND'.

He said he was convinced that win or lose on Wednesday, his team had a bright future after decades of English under-achievement on the worldwide stage.

Croatia are wary of the threat posed by England captain Harry Kane, who is the tournament´s leading scorer with six goals so far.

"Paul has grown in the team, he is a very expressive player".

France players celebrate Samuel Umtiti's goal.

England as a nation are preparing for their biggest game in 28 years and the semi-final with Croatia is also easily the biggest game of their careers for a good chunk of the Gareth Southgate's squad.

Turkey sacks 18500 state employees Turkey sacks 18500 state employees
In the new decree, 3,077 army soldiers were also dismissed, as well as 1,949 air force personnel and 1,126 from the naval forces. In addition, the decree states that 148 people, fired by previous decrees, are reinstated in the public administration.

Defender Dejan Lovren dismissed suggestions that the team would be exhausted after extra time and two penalty shootouts in their last two match matches.

France's Aujourd'hui en France newspaper prepared a full-page spread featuring the two popular comic characters and said it was more than a match.

But you wouldn't know it judging by the training exercise the Three Lions have been taking part in.

"This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".

It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stage, after they eliminated Russian Federation in a penalty shootout at the weekend.

If there's one thing the Frenchman has shown this World Cup, is that he's able to contribute to the defensive side of things when necessary. The victor will challenge France in Sunday's final.

France take on Belgium for a place in the final
The former Everton boss used a four-man back line against Brazil after using a three-man defense for the previous four matches. In the semifinal, both sides will play a game of "pick your poison" in what promises to be an energetic, back-and-forth match.

However, former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has revealed that he was anxious about about how three England players would cope going into the tournament.

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