A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

As England progressed into the quarter finals of the World Cup last week, an oft-overlooked north London tube station was suddenly thrust into the limelight.

Stones - who has started all five of England's games at Russian Federation 2018, scoring twice - is well aware that the opportunity to contest a World Cup final may never come around again and is relishing the chance to make it happen.

He still wears the same shin pads he had as an 11-year-old, despite at one stage losing them for six months, and has a series of rituals he performs ahead of every game.

Goldman Sachs has changed it's mind about the World Cup final - again.

Emergency services personnel complained Sunday about the "disgraceful" behavior of a small number of supporters who celebrated England's victory over Sweden by dancing on top of an ambulance and badly damaging it. Gareth Southgate sets the tone very well with the team and in interviews - they don't get too high when it's going well or too low when it isn't. The two teams most recently met in a qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup, which saw England crush Croatia, 5-1.

John Stones says he has no intention of letting the opportunity to play in England's first World Cup final in 52 years pass him by.

"I remember it. I always enjoy a good nutmeg". Belgium, I thought, did great against Brazil - them going out was a great bonus for us.

Their opponents have had two energy-sapping 120-minute games, after needing penalties to overcome Denmark in the last-16 and then Russian Federation in their quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday night.

Southgate said it vindicated his decision to play a weakened team in the final group game against Belgium.

"As a player, as a professional, I know I have a job on and off the pitch - to inspire people, to inspire hopefully kids, watching this tournament", he said.

When England finish a game I guarantee you that the opponents will be saying 'Wow, he was hard to play against'.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is facing a Belgian team that has scored a tournament-leading 14 goals in five matches when they meet in the semifinals in St. Petersburg. Everyone wants to finish the job and we are excited to try and do that.