Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

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"During extra time against Russian Federation I felt knee pain". If there is no victor after 120 minutes the tie is decided on penalties.

England boss Gareth Southgate has admitted he could not listen to Three Lions for 20 years after his penalty shoot-out miss in the Euro '96 semi-final. "There is pressure but also enjoyment of being in the World Cup semi-finals", Mandzukic said.

France have improved as the tournament has progressed and go into the game as slight favourites.

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals. It was a match at the highest level played with undeniable quality.

Previous meetings If history is anything to go by then there should be goals in this.

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.

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Russian Federation will try to take it all the way, I think. Russian Federation surprised me by beating Spain. You don't get afraid when you see this team.

The last time the sides met, in a friendly in June 2015, ended 4-3 to Belgium with Marouane Fellaini scoring twice. In 2002, 2006 and 2014 they were eliminated in the group stages, and they failed to qualify for the 2010 tournament. They have a good squad depth and know what they need to do in order to win a game.

Online streaming service Spotify reports that Three Lions was streamed almost half a million times on England's match against Colombia, and has gone through the roof following the team's Sweden win. Hazard's breakneck speed on the counter-attack was a useful asset as Belgium looked to close out the tie against Brazil, the 27-year-olds pace could be needed if Belgium takes the lead in the semi-final.

"England have every chance of being in the final".

It will, of course, take a lot more than mastering the Lotus Position to help the Three Lions get the better of Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Deputy Pamplin said St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft had been "very supportive" and had suggested potential sites with the People's Park being one of the areas considered. "Both deserve to be here, maybe the luck is on Croatia's side".

Croatia have been pushed to the brink twice in penalties, and England may well be fresher due to getting their business done in the 90 minutes against Sweden. Harry Kane has 6 goals for England and is looking a sure bet for the Golden Boot Award.

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