Didier Deschamps credits France's effort in defence for win over Belgium

Didier Deschamps credits France's effort in defence for win over Belgium

At the beginning of working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what's possible, what we're looking to achieve in the long-term.

Maguire, however, insists that the Three Lions are mainly focused on themselves.

The last time the sides met, in a friendly in June 2015, ended 4-3 to Belgium with Marouane Fellaini scoring twice. Belgium is now the third favourites to lift the World Cup come the 15th of July.

He said he is "confident" England is going to win the World Cup and that he was inspired to have the tattoo during the game against Panama.

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After once again starring as Real won a fourth Champions League crown in five seasons by beating Liverpool in Kiev in May, Modric will be nearly assured of winning the Ballon d'Or if he can lead Croatia all the way to improbable World Cup glory.

One of the most recognisable statues in Leeds city centre is now proudly showing its support for Gareth Southgate and his team ahead of their huge World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia. It cruised through the group stage, then almost got eliminated by Japan.

My gut is telling me Croatia will win this game.

Police estimate there could be as many as 10,000 England fans jetting into the Russian capital for the game but perhaps only half will have got hold of official tickets. We have two matches to play and we are very motivated. England has not been as far as the semi-finals since they last hosted the tournament in 1966.

"I might get a bit anxious if we go behind a goal but I still think we will pull it back and we will win it", he said.

The Red Devils are also the tournament's top scorers with 14 goals so it is somewhat surprising to see Belgium chalked up at bigger than 2/1 for the win (they are 11/10 to qualify for the final).

This is only the second time the model has changed its forecast all tournament and did so after its pre-competition favourites Brazil crashed out 2-1 against Belgium in the quarter-finals.

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