England fans don waistcoats as they make late dash to Russian Federation

David Baddiel watches England games at his friend Frank Skinner’s house

England manager Gareth Southgate believes the best is yet to come from his maturing team - even though they are potentially 90 minutes from their first World Cup final since 1966.

As World Cup fever mounts back home during a long summer heatwave, the country is hopeful of reaching a first final in more than half a century.

He nailed the semi-finals.

. We have two matches to play and we are very motivated.

For the first time in 28 years - and only the third time in history - an England team will be present in the last-four at football's global showpiece, Gareth Southgate's team having seen off Sweden in Saturday's quarter-final.

According to the black box simulations, Belgium will edge out France while England will defeat Croatia in the semi-finals, which are taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

He said: "It's a special feeling to know that the people back home and out here in Russian Federation are enjoying the experience just as much as we are".

Players who pick up just two yellow cards between the group stage and the quarter-finals are given an automatic one-game suspension.

"But we are looking forward to a different style of game against England because they like to play attacking football".

Following England's incredible win against Sweden, the track by The Lightening Seeds & Baddiel and Skinner - which includes the iconic chant "It's coming home" - has smashed its way to number one.

Belgium managed to deny Neymar last time out, but they must now do the same with Mbappe who dismantled Argentina in the last 16.

"We feel proud to make the fans proud because that's what we wanted to do when we set out", Kane said. "I can not tell you [if he will play on Wednesday]", Dalic said. Croatia's most memorable victory over the Three Lions was the 3-2 win in 2009 at Wembley when Niko Kranjcar, Ivica Olic and Mladen Petric scored to knock England out of qualifying for Euro 2008.

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