It seems like the whole country has gone football mad and that excitement reached fever pitch when Sheffield-born Harry Maguire headed England in front in their World Cup quarter final against Sweden.
"We've strived to be as good as we could be at worldwide level and it's taken us two years to get there".
Russian Federation was knocked out of the competition by Croatia on Saturday, leaving the country disappointed but inspired by their team's unexpected performance.
"Luka and Rakitic are the best midfield pair in the World Cup", said Bilic. Losing teams in the semi-final matches play each other for third place.
Insp Phil Grimwade said: "The vast majority of people enjoyed Saturday's celebrations safely and these incidents in the city related to a small minority of people who took things too far".
"This generation has been underrated for a long time because of their poor results, but they have shown their quality when it mattered at this World Cup, and it will go down as a golden generation like that of 1998".
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CNN was told the boys were exploring the caves on June 23 with their coach when they were trapped inside by heavy seasonal rains. Half of the boys attend school in Mae Sai, a community that borders Myanmar and lies just a few kilometres from the cave.
"What we didn't have was worldwide experience, the know-how of winning a World Cup, the know-how of being a footballer, how you are expected to perform in front of the world and knowing how you feel in those moments", Martinez said on Monday.
"It's a unique opportunity for all the team, for all of Belgium, for all the hard work that has been done, not just in the past two years but the last 10 to 15 years developing these young players". Everyone wants to finish the job and we are excited to try and do that.
The win means France have another shot at a title, two years after losing the final of the 2016 European Championships 1-0 to Portugal, in a tournament which was played on home soil.
The England women's side are now in the qualifying stages for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.
"We will win and face Belgium in the final".
"I'm not saying I'm not proud of what we did 20 years ago - no-one can erase that - but one must live in their times".
Asked what Macron, who had been in the stands, said, he replied: "He said he would come back for the final, to see us with the Cup". We always have to give credit to the players.