England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

England's midfielder Dele Alli celebrates with England's forward Harry Kane and teammates after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final

Croatia has never advanced to the championship match.

Football fans in Bournemouth are putting their faith in Gareth Southgate's side to take the Three Lions to their first World Cup final since 1966.

England's bid to reach the World Cup final ended in heartbreak and failure on a night of unbearable tension in Moscow.

After finishing second in Group G behind Belgium, England survived in penalty kicks against Colombia in the Round of 16 and then defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Three Lions, which is named for the team's crest, has been streamed and downloaded more than 2.5 millions times, so much that it's hit number one on the U.K.'s Big Top 40 chart this week.

He said: "You see the supporters' reaction at the end - I can't ask any more from the players. There's a lot of enthusiasm". SkyBet had France's odds to win the World Cup outright were set at 1/2.

Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win". I think my wife would throw me out if I spent that much.

But not everyone from Bournemouth will be rooting for Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson.

The 46-year-old, from Four Oaks in Birmingham, said: "Absolutely flying - can't explain how good it feels, especially after Italia 90".

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And his wife and children were quick to comfort the England manager after the defeat in the semi-final against Croatia last night as they rushed to the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow to console him.

The Croatian players were quick to tend to Cortez.

'I don't think any of them could have given any more'.

"It was a fantastic journey, we got further than anyone thought we could, we've just got to learn from it".

Former England captain Steven Gerrard says Gareth Southgate's side have "done the country proud" - and believes they will beat Croatia in their World Cup semi-final.

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Matt Reece, 25, who works in marketing, said England had far outperformed the low expectations of them when the tournament began.

Speaking to Sky News 22 years on, the ex-footballer said: "Football's coming home, I couldn't listen to it for 20 years, frankly".

"I would like to thank everyone who came to support us in Moscow and everyone back home in Croatia who are sending their incredible support to us".

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