Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Russian Federation receive rapturous welcome at FIFA Fan Fest

Russian Federation receive rapturous welcome at FIFA Fan Fest

In a concession to the World Cup mania that's sweeping England now that its national team has reached the semifinals for the first time in 28 years, Wimbledon is loosening its ban on the use of mobile phones in the stands.

Fans who had gathered at the famous Brod Fortress in the eastern Croatian town of Slavonski Brod celebrated the nail-bitting vicotry with free beer shouted by their local hero Mandzukic who had played the whole 120 minutes in Sochi. "We have succeeded I believe, but it is time to take a step forward".

Cherchesov then devised a clever game plan to counter Spain's passing game, which allowed Russian Federation to eventually squeeze past the 2010 world champions and into the last eight.

Fans in Wimbledon's Centre Court turning around to watch England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden from TV.

The midfielder, who plays his club football for Eibar in Spain, chipped in with an assist and two goals - one in a group stag draw with Senegal and another in the Blue Samurai's 3-2 defeat to Belgium in the last-16.

"But if they play three up top, it's not wise".

Prediction France have improved after a slow start in the group stages where they made hard work of Australia and Peru.

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These are two exciting European sides with great futures ahead of them.

Roberto Martinez celebrates Belgium;s quarter-final win over Brazil. It should be an entertaining game and if De Bruyne is given licence to roam again he could help send Belgium into their first ever World Cup final.

This tactic was turned on its head against Croatia, with Russian Federation going all out and scoring first but conceding two more before an equaliser deep in the second half of extra time reignited their hopes of a last four spot, the first since the Soviet Union's 1966 run.

Not in a long time has there been so much support for an England team at a major tournament and clearly the players are thriving from that.

Gareth Southgate's men were not high on the list of pre-tournament favourites but knockout victories over Colombia and Sweden have left them one win from a first final appearance since 1966.

Subasic's four shootout saves are tied with Harald Schumacher of West Germany and Sergio Goygochea of Argentina for the most in a single World Cup.

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