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

Ross Houston
July 11, 2018

The Golden Boot is is the name of the award presented to the player who scores the most goals in the World Cup.

Didier Deschamps won the World Cup as a player in 1998, and is now one win away from winning as coach.

"FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration", a spokesman said.

France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow.

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Sir Bobby, who led England to their last World Cup semi-final in Italy in 1990, saw his team fall at the last hurdle when they were beaten by West Germany on penalties.

But De Bruyne's best moments came when he combined with Eden Hazard on the opposite side of the pitch to the one he was stationed on, and Belgium missed his ability to pick a pass, with striker Romelu Lukaku mostly deprived of service.

If that happens, it will break the existing record for a sporting event, 32 million for the 1966 World Cup final.

"But everyone is happy with what we have", he said, adding that he would still watch remaining games, supporting Belgium.

"For me Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the French selection".


Disappointed Belgium boss Roberto Martinez spoke of his pride at what his players had achieved in falling just short of their aim for the tournament.

The loser of that match will battle Belgium for third place in the consolation match Saturday. His team-mates also play at top-draw clubs.

The 2018 side are guaranteed to join that pantheon whatever the result of Wednesday's semi-final against Croatia in Moscow, though, and Southgate said there were some similarities.

He said: "I didn't feel nervous or anything like that".

Fans celebrated the victory all over France, with fireworks and flares lighting up the sky above Paris and Marseille. It brings back a lot of good memories.


He affects play in many other ways, not least with his movement, running the channels tirelessly, and his defensive input. "We have to savor it".

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