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Les Bleus' win means they will take part in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2006.

We round up Friday's talking points from Russian Federation, as France earned a 2-0 win over Uruguay for their first semi-final appearance in 12 years, and Belgium knocked out five-time champions Brazil. England were last in the semi-finals at Italia '90, while Sweden made it to the stage in US '94.

Sweden will set up to play for penalties - England will have to be very patient, and not get caught on the counter-attack with a sucker punch. "That will hurt them the most". They won't go anywhere, but they've got pace too.

"Out of respect, I thought it was inappropriate to celebrate that goal".

"England have the players individually to do something special". Victory over Russian Federation on Sunday would see the current team replicate that achievement, and defender Dejan Lovren believes Zlatko Dalic's side are ready to take their chance.

England have the most inexperienced squad left in the tournament and should, in theory, be hitting their peak at the European Championships in 2020 or the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, but Southgate believes it would be a mistake to adopt that thinking. Playing as a hybrid winger and forward, the PSG speedster has three goals to his name in the tournament so far, and you wouldn't bet against him popping up again against Uruguay.

No place like home: Red Bull's Versappen wins at Red Bull Ring
"So phenomenal for us to win in a Red Bull auto at the Red Bull Ring, be given the trophy by an ex-Red Bull driver". Lewis Hamilton was fastest on the soft tyre, and Ricciardo claimed he felt better on this tyre too.

Japan hailed for leaving dressing room, stadium clean after losing to Belgium
This year was only the second time in history that the team made it through the group stages to the final sixteen. Four years ago, Hazard's then manager at Chelsea Jose Mourinho said: "Ronaldo and Messi are Ronaldo and Messi".

Eng face 'moment of truth' against Colombia: Kane
Colombia's Carlos Sanchez has insisted England a far more than a one-man team reliant on their captain Harry Kane . Petkovic added: 'Those who know me realise I am not clinging on to the thought of what could be just in this match.

Diego Maradona has apologised to Federation Internationale de Football Association over his criticism of referee Mark Geiger following England's World Cup penalty shoot-out win over Colombia in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

"It's a nonsense to say it was a fix, or the referee was bent - England deserved to win".

They have kept three clean sheets in four outings in Russian Federation but captain Andreas Granqvist will have his work cut out against Harry Kane, the leading scorer in the competition with six goals. I remember watching Kenny Hibbitt's long shots with Wolves and muddy pitches. 'They play more offensively now than they did before, with skilful players like [Raheem] Sterling. They have young, hungry players. No matter how it plays out, we are in for a treat.

England manager Gareth Southgate has compared himself to a racehorse trainer on the eve of the Three Lions' quarter-final clash with Sweden.

Yet Eriksson does not consider that a major issue given he thinks the team's strength to be how it functions as a unit.


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