Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup

Lester Mason
July 11, 2018

Three thousand fans in Nottingham will be able to watch the match at Nottingham Castle.

Supporters showed their colours in Red Square just a stones throw from Vladimir Putin's headquarters at the Kremlin ahead of the match against Croatia.

He said: "This team is nowhere near the level they're going to be capable of, partly because of their age, but also because they'll have more big-match experiences over the next few years with their clubs and with us".

The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, told the Three Lions the whole country is behind them.

England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".

Deschamps said: "Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago". "We were a group of guys having a lot of fun, enjoying our football, learning and improving all the time - and that's what these lads have done".


All Gareth Southgate's team have to do now is see off Croatia and then beat either France or Belgium in the final.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Gareth Southgate and the boys have done a fantastic job and I'm sure that they're going to go on to do well and I wish them all the very best of luck tonight".

Arif Qureshi, 61, had just dropped off a customer in Nottingham when his vehicle was surrounded by fans celebrating the quarter-final victory against Sweden.

He said: "We thought we'd do well because you've got all the youngsters in now, you know there's no superstars where they just walk about, "I can do what I like".

Capello struggled to find a goalkeeper he trusted during his England reign, famously dropping former West Ham 'keeper Rob Green after he made a massive error in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup, and he has hailed the performances of the current number one Jordan Pickford. "It's exciting times for these young fellas".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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