What you may have missed from World Cup Day 25

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22

The victor will play one of the two teams that have made a bit of surprise runs.

While Asterix is a Frenchman, Tintin - the daring journalist - has Belgium as his home. Since this is his last World Cup, given his age, I'm very glad he's among the last four at the World Cup, but all the other players are putting in that effort.

Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art. Two of these have never won one; let alone even made a World Cup final - will either of Belgium or Croatia make history?

Dozens of English soccer fans began heading for Moscow in a last-minute rush on Tuesday in an effort to be part of a potentially historic sporting moment as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals.

England play Croatia on Wednesday, July 11 with kick off at 7pm.

Samuel Umtiti's second-half header was enough for France as they overcame Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to reach world football's showpiece event for the third time.

England did not have an overly hard route to the semi-final but they have overcome every obstacle they faced with some solid performances.

"I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most attractive page".

"France were in the final of the Euros - nearly they are used to being in these sort of big games, and I thought we coped with that side really well, so I don't want any of my players to be frustrated, disappointed".

"Defensively I did my job, did what I needed to do, but I felt like in possession, obviously you want to be on the ball creating chances and being a threat".

"It's his quality that he's been showing for many years".

Incredible scenes have filled the town centre after the team progressed through the competition reaching the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. Talking about the influence of Guardiola on his game and City and Belgium's playing style, de Bruyne said: "Pep has helped me to play better as an individual".

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