Football fan rushes off to Russian Federation for World Cup semi-final

Ross Houston
July 11, 2018

"So we should not be surprised that Croatia are in the semi-finals given the quality of the players".

"In 1986 at Mexico, Belgium finished fourth, but now in Russian Federation we can still finish third, and I think we have to look forward to that".

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With a team featuring Davor Suker, Zvonimir Boban and Robert Prosinecki wearing blues shirts with a distinctive red and white chequerboard pattern, they beat World Cup giants Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals in France, sparking delirium at home.


Insp Phil Grimwade said: "The vast majority of people enjoyed Saturday's celebrations safely and these incidents in the city related to a small minority of people who took things too far".

France's goalkeeper also made two key saves to add to some similar heroics in the previous rounds but looked to play down his individual performance.

But Dier insists they can not take any comfort from that experience - because Real went on to win the trophy a n d Modric was the star of the Champions League final. "We want to finish this tournament in the best possible way".

Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semifinal.


"But, that has not been the case here, because we didn't produce the energy and sharpness needed to break down a side like this France team, " he said.

"I'm not saying that I'm not proud of what we did all together 20 years ago".

Asked what Macron, who had been in the stands, said, he replied: "He said he would come back for the final, to see us with the Cup".


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