This Is the Most Tender Photo of the World Cup So Far

Gareth Southgate Paul Gascoigne England

The physically and emotionally drained Three Lions will travel to St Petersburg for the match following their semi-final defeat, which saw Croatia score in extra-time to win 2-1.

He wrote in a message on his Instagram account: 'It's coming home.

The supporters were in dreamland when Kieran Trippier curled a David Beckham-esque free kick into the top corner in the fifth minute.

The French topped Belgium 1-0 in their semifinal matchup on Tuesday to advance to the final and have a shot at winning their second World Cup final (they took the title in 1998).

The draw at 90 minutes led to a heated extra time period with during which England's Dele Alli and Croatia's Ivan Rakitic almost came to blows.

In the moment that every England fan dreads, Pickford picked the right spot and saved the penalty.

Around 7,000 England fans had managed to get hold of tickets through official channels, with 2,180 doing so via the England Supporters Travel Club tickets and the rest in Federation Internationale de Football Association sales.

The official attendance was given as 78,011.

The fact remains, though, that on Sunday they will play the biggest match of their lives against a France side bursting with youth and vigour that has had a day more rest and played the equivalent of a match fewer over the knockout rounds.

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In their other appearance, in 1966, in London, they entered popular folklore by beating West Germany, an achievement that many fans have long thought they would never see again. For 70 minutes we battered them.

"The way we've been received here has been fantastic", Southgate said at a pre-match press conference at Luzhniki Stadium.

Parv Moondi, 49, from Norwich, was heading out of the Luzhniki and back to central Moscow. "I've been saying that for 10 years; it's unfair", said Van Gaal ahead of the third-place clash against Brazil, who was about to take over as head coach of Manchester United.

"We have two days to prepare". Realistically, I don't think any of us did.

"This was the dream, we could've made it".

"When you get to this stage of the competition, the margins are fine. they've taken two of their (chances) and we weren't able to respond".

"In the first half, give them credit they did play relatively well, in the second half bottle jobs".

"We played better than we did against Argentina". They should have turned up, it's the semi-final of a World Cup.

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