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Frank Skinner plants a kiss on David Baddiel as England slam through to World Cup semis

England defender Danny Rose will fly members of his family to Moscow to watch the team's World Cup semi-final against Croatia, reversing previous advice the player had given for them not to visit Russian Federation due to racism fears.

World Cup fever is sweeping the nation - and Danny McLaughlin has found himself at the centre of attention thanks to his wonderful resemblance to star player Harry Kane.

In effect, yellow cards are wiped at the semi-final stage.

"The improvement and the hunger in the players is very clear for everyone to see".

England take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium at 1900BST on Wednesday, hoping to get the win that would see them return to the same venue to face either France or Belgium in the final.

"I said at the start of this that over this summer, this is our family".

"The consistent comparisons and messages I receive from friends all came about since Harry Kane's success at Tottenham over the past two years, and especially this World Cup".

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"We've been one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the least experienced, but we were never quite sure how far this team could go", said Southgate.

The two teams will play in Moscow to decide who makes the final on Sunday. Our physical performance coach has tried to keep refreshing the warm-ups for the players and keep them stimulated. "We're not the finished article", England manager Gareth Southgate, himself a novice at national level, said.

In Belgium, the likes of Jean-Marie Pfaff, Jan Ceulemans, Franky Vercauteren, Enzo Scifo and Eric Gerets bring back memories of the Red Devils' one and only last four appearance, in Mexico 1986.

"If you look at all of our attacking patterns and the way that our front four have combined and played, he's been instrumental in that, so I think he's a player that's really appreciated by the team".

"It's wonderful to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said.

"I wasn't born the last time England reached a World Cup semi-final (in 1990)", England keeper Jordan Pickford pointed out when asked about past glories.

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