England fans make late dash to Russian Federation for World Cup semi-final

Jose Verdugo
Julio 11, 2018

A separate video led to a Croatian coach being sent home.

Stan Chattersley, who has lived in Bournemouth for 15 years, admitted he would not be supporting England.

Dele Alli still has to sometimes pinch himself when he considers the strides he has made from League One to a World Cup semi-final with England.

Elsewhere, fans were also filmed singing the song on nearby Nikolskaya Street, which has become the de facto meeting point for fans during the World Cup; this time inflatable planes were replaced by arm salutes signaling aircrafts.

"It's me that scored", Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game". I feel very proud for my group.

President Emmanuel Macron, who attended Tuesday's match, plans to return to Russian Federation for the final with his wife Brigitte on Sunday, his office told AFP on Wednesday. I must say all four teams really deserve to be in the semi-finals as they've earned their places through consistent and solid performances.

"England look very relaxed. I think France will win the title".

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Mr Colgan's English wife Charlotte will also be cheering on the Three Lions, and he has three children - Gemma, Lily, who is travelling after finishing a degree at the University of Birmingham, and Ben, who in Birmingham studying.

"Whether we win or lose, we're creating history", he said. Croatia has never advanced to the championship match.

In the end, neither Croatia nor England was expected to make it this deep into the tournament, but here they are and France is waiting.

Meanwhile, over in Russia, Paul Dubberley, 58, from Aldridge is watching his ninth World Cup.

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".

"The atmosphere is completely brilliant because everyone is looking forward to the match and hoping we do well".

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