France advance to 2018 World Cup final

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Croatia will appear in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 20 years when they take on England at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

Harry Kane has all but secured the Golden Boot after scoring six goals (three from the penalty spot, plus another conversion in the shootout triumph over Colombia) in the Three Lions' first five games, but it was set-piece and aerial dominance that helped Gareth Southgate's side past Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

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Alli will surely start again for Gareth Southgate's side, and he will be part of a midfield attempting to stop Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid's Luka Modric from running riot.

"In honour of the England boss" new-found football fashionista status, we're inviting supporters to grab a waistcoat and button up to beat blood cancer.

"I think everyone can see that they are proud to wear the shirt".

England will also be keen to avoid further penalty drama as they face a side who have won both of their knockout matches, against Denmark and then hosts Russian Federation, via shootouts.

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"I don't know what will happen if we win, probably nobody will go to work".

Asked at his eve-of-match press call if he had been inundated by requests for tickets to England's biggest match in a generation, Southgate revealed he had only invited his loved ones to Moscow.

After finishing second to Argentina in Group H following victories over Jamaica and Japan, World Cup debutants Croatia claimed some impressive scalps on their way to the semi-finals.

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A campaign is gathering pace for the ideal waistcoat to be mass produced, England official's waistcoat, with "It's Coming Home" stitched into it after a cheeky advert by Huawei which went viral. "We are one step closer to what is the biggest game in football as a professional".

"It's felt like a good holiday we've been on - and we're enjoying every moment of it", said the Manchester United left wing-back. We still needed the win but I thought, "No, it's ridiculous".

All the celebrations inspire us as players to bring the nation together and put smiles on people's faces.

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