France into World Cup semi as Brazil prepare for Belgium test

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In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate's young team can beat Sweden on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

John Stones has branded Colombia the dirtiest team he has ever faced as the England defender prepares for his side's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

Sweden's success at this year's World Cup has been built on defensive organisation and clinical counter-attacks which saw them finish top of a group containing holders Germany.

This showed just how badly they want this one and with the likes of De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku, Carrasco and Chadli in their line-up, I think they will eliminate Brazil - but it won't be easy. "It was a hard situation to be in, but we have overcome it and we can be very proud of ourselves", he said.

"The surprise is probably that we're terribly consistent", he added.

He said: "I didn't celebrate because when I started as a professional I was supported by a Uruguayan who taught me the good and the bad in football and I have a lot of respect for Uruguay". England were last in the semi-finals at Italia '90, while Sweden made it to the stage in US '94.

"Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn't know", Infantino said, flanked by former stars including England's Rio Ferdinand.

Mbappe put in a match-winning performance in the last 16 of the World Cup in Russian Federation as he netted a brace and won a penalty for Les Bleus to help them beat Argentina 4-3 and clinch a place in the quarter-finals. They let in very few goals.

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The centre-left Social Democrats, another partner in the coalition, must also accept the deal along with neighbouring Austria. She told reporters afterward that "The security of our country begins on our borders".

"He's incredibly skilled, not just at penalties but as a striker".

"To score goals on the world stage is another level of achievement, I'm delighted for him that he's individually doing well and that's helping us enormously as a team".

"We played well but it was not the ideal match".

Sweden will face England in the first game on Saturday while host nation Russian Federation face Croatia.

"Football isn't that simple".

When asked if Kane could challenge Ronaldo and Messi, Southgate said: "The world always changes, teams go through evolution". Uruguay, the unlikely qualifiers who beat Portugal to make it here, against France, a team that looks like it could easily win the entire championship.

"Of course the loss hurts, but we do not have the right to be dramatic".

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