Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Hugo Lloris

Ironic twist to French fears in semi-final win, says Hugo Lloris

Rachel Williams, Store Manager at M&S Shrewsbury said: "With England making it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup, there's been an awesome atmosphere in the town". "I don't have the words".

"Even when things don't exactly go Les Bleus' way, these young hardworking players get impressive results", Marcus said in Tuesday's edition of "The Banter." "Everyone is with us, we're all in this together". We savour [the win] a little, but we must now focus on the final.

Iran failed to progress from their group at the 2018 World Cup after one win against Morocco, a draw with Portugal and defeat to Spain.

The journalist was explaind how Lukaku's recent improvement has mostly been down to Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. "He's going to be a hard task but if we are ready to give our all like we did against Argentina, then I don't believe there will be problems".

Deschamps is aiming to join Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager.

Goal scorer Umtiti said the win had come on the back of the work of the entire team.

"We feared them on set pieces but in the end it was us who scored that way", Lloris told reporters after Monday's 1-0 win over Belgium in the semi-final at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

And so, at that stage of the World Cup where every day without a match feels inexorably pointless - we awake with a spring in our step, and hope in our heart, because football, dear reader, is back once more.

"We're disappointed, we wanted to get into the final, we need to put this behind us and look forward to the next game".

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