Russian Federation receive rapturous welcome at FIFA Fan Fest

GETTYThree Lions fans have flooded Twitter with candid snaps of their preparations

Croatia have singled out Raheem Sterling as the chief threat posed by England ahead of the World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday.

England fans celebrate the teams win I the World Cup against Sweden.

Subasic sought out to never forget his friend, wearing a special shirt under his goalkeeper jersey in every game he's played since the tragedy took place.

"I gather it wasn't very successful because it did interrupt people's enjoyment of the tennis and what we did last Saturday actually did work very well", Lewis said of Wimbledon's last showing of an England game.

"We respect them and I think they respect us", said Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, who has played in England since 2013.

How they got there France made smooth work of beating Uruguay 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Raphael Varane and Antonie Griezmann the goalscorers. England and France, meanwhile, are trying to win another Cup.

Eden Hazard played a phenomenal match against Brazil on Friday evening, catching the eyes of the watching world.

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Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake. James's Palace in London , Prince George was dressed up in the newly made replica of the classic Victorian christening gown.

But who will start for them? Seated beside FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev in the VIP section, she was seen raising her hands and doing a little victory dance to celebrated Croatia's second goal. "They are still great guys for us, they are heroes", said Peskov.

This tactic was turned on its head against Croatia, with Russian Federation going all out and scoring first but conceding two more before an equaliser deep in the second half of extra time reignited their hopes of a last four spot, the first since the Soviet Union's 1966 run. Not only is that now the best result of the 2018 World Cup for the Rupert Murdoch owned outlet in the early metrics but it is also the best any Men's match has done on any American network since the 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament's Germany winning final.

Not in a long time has there been so much support for an England team at a major tournament and clearly the players are thriving from that.

Croatia did get some revenge for that by ensuring England failed to qualify for Euro 2008 in November 2007 with a 3-2 win at Wembley Stadium.

Just imagine if Gareth Southgate's men reach the final.

Despite the pre-World Cup barbs and snipes regarding Russia's quality and the politically-charged commentary related to the hosts, they bowed out in style, having exceeded expectations and injected the tournament with a healthy dose of enthusiasm.

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