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with less than one hour to go into lingen's semifinal with less than one hour to go into lingen‘s semifinal against croatia, the atmosphere is building in moscow. millions of fans back home will be watching to see whether england's world cup team could be on the verge of making history. england's world cup team could be on the verge of making historyli england's world cup team could be on the verge of making history. i was thinking if we got to the quarterfinals we would have done quite well, but to get to the finals, obviously we will win today and still be here on monday, hopefully. —— sunday. hopefully. -- sunday. president trump has caused consternation at the united nations ahead of his meeting with angela merkel, saying germany is controlled by russia. dramatic pictures of the operation to rescue the boys and football coach from caves and thailand have been issued. they had to be sedated to stop them from panicking. roger federer crashes out of wimbledon after missing a much point against kevin anderson. —— match point. with the wimbledon shocker and the build—up to the world cup semifinal tonight, sportsday will be here in a few moments, and it is a packed
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programme. but now a look at what else is coming up in bbc news. millions will be watching the england match but if you are staying with us, we will keep you up to date with us, we will keep you up to date with the goals and bring reaction from around the country. in beyond 100 days donald trump causes a stir. and later we will bring you tamara's from pages in the papers at 10:45pm and 11:30pm. —— later we will bring you to moral‘s french papers. now it is time tojoin you to moral‘s french papers. now it is time to join sportsday. hello, i'm 0lly foster live in moscow. welcome to this world cup semifinal sportsday. here's what's coming up on the programme... we're almost there — england in position for their biggest match in generations. inside the next half—hour, england will be on the pitch. we'll have the latest team news coming up for their game against croatia.
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thousands of england fans have made it to moscow, millions will be watching every kick from back home. i'm john watson at wimbledon with the rest of the day's news including... a huge upset on men's quarterfinal today. the eight time men's champion roger federer is out. hello there, how are your nerves 7 inside the next half an hour harry kane will lead out the england team for a world cup semifinal. kane wasn't born the last time that happened — not many of gareth southgate's squad were — but his young team have roared in russia and now is the opportunity to seize the moment in moscow. and makes in world cup history for
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the squad. let's head inside the luzhnikhi stadium and speak to our sports news correspondent richard conway. we are almost there. team news? the atmosphere is building up the luzhniki stadium. england are unchanged from the team that beat sweden. gareth southgate is placing his trust in the starting xi in the group game against tunisia. 0ne change to speak of four croatia, marcello trotta vickers coming back into the starting line—up, the suggestion being that perhaps that will free up lu ka suggestion being that perhaps that will free up luka modric a little in midfield to push forward, to have the playmaking skill used to such devastating extent so far in the tournament. we will see how it plays
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out on the pitch. that is the latest tea m out on the pitch. that is the latest team news. in the last few minutes we have heard from gareth southgate in the tunnel, in the bowels of the luzhniki stadium. he has spoken about the strength of the croatian tea m about the strength of the croatian team and his happiness and pride in bringing england to the stage of the competition. they have obviously got some outstanding individuals, very strong attacking crosses, great spirit and togetherness. we have too much everything they throw at us. mentality is key. we need self belief but also mental strength in the moments of the game where you will be challenged and tested. it is a privilege, leading your country into a semifinal. not many have had the opportunity to do it. equally, we don't want it to end here. gareth southgate naming an unchanged tea m
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gareth southgate naming an unchanged team to face croatia. richard, let's remind ourselves about how england have progressed, they had some pretty inferior opposition that they almost stumbled against, against tunisia. the belief did not really kick in until the rarest of things, the penalty of shoot out win against colombia? it did. when colombia scored in the dying seconds of the round of 16 game, previous england teams, you might have thought, would have crumbled in the second half. it shows the extent of the belief and character within the squad that they resisted colombian pressure and then went on to press the game in the second period, getting the decisive penalty victory. that was really giving them the extra boost, to think that maybe we can progress to the latter stages of the tournament. asi the latter stages of the tournament. as i stand here now, behind me ringing out is the three lions, the england fans are singing it's coming
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home. what started as a little bit ofa home. what started as a little bit of a joke amongst english fans has grown far and wide, you can see within the team that the opportunity they have is huge. this is a big chance to emulate the 1966 team, to go to the final, perhaps even to win, but they had to get past croatia, which will not be easy given the quality and calibre of the croatian team. iam croatian team. i am really surprised they have only made one change. they were like the walking wounded when they came out of sochi and the bruising penalty shoot out win against the hosts? they looked extremely tired after the russia game. i am told they had a60 the russia game. i am told they had a 60 minute training session last night of a fairly high intensity. clearly they are thinking that they
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had to maintain the level of competition and athleticism and just get through the next 90 or 120 minutes, maybe let the adrenaline and sense of occasion carry them through. the croatian manager is sticking with the majority of the team, just brozovic coming in. he wa nts to team, just brozovic coming in. he wants to trust his team and allow them to press on against england, as they have against many teams. they have stuttered at times, croatia, in the first half especially. which tea m the first half especially. which team will we get tonight? i think we are infora team will we get tonight? i think we are in for a very close contest given what is at stake, a place in the world cup final. please, no penalties! can you gauge the stands, everybody must be in their seats already. what is the mix of england
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to croatia fans? let me step aside, you can hear in front of me, it is ha rd to you can hear in front of me, it is hard to estimate, but there are at least 3000, maybe more, 4000, england fans all men are singing it's coming home as england's warm up it's coming home as england's warm up on the pitch behind me. pints are lost, a very good atmosphere. there will be lots of russians. —— pints aloft. that will be fans from other teams who would've thought that team would have made it to the semifinal. but i think there will be around 3000 4000 england fans, they are certainly in good voice. those lucky, lucky few. richard conway, many thanks. i can see thousands of people outside the luzhniki stadium. sarah rainsford is there with many of them. you have followed england around
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russia, this is stop number six, i didn't think we would have got beyond stop number five, didn't think we would have got beyond stop numberfive, perhaps, but this is a semifinal. the mood must have changed distinctly from the very first game against tunisia to the state of euphoria and expectancy that they find themselves m, expectancy that they find themselves in, the england fans? the expectation has grown with every game. the england fans were cautious at first about being in russia, look at first about being in russia, look at them now. they are feeling very co mforta ble at them now. they are feeling very comfortable in russia and also extremely comfortable with how their tea m extremely comfortable with how their team is performing. they are daring to dream. the luzhniki stadium in moscow, they are daring to dream this could be where england reached the final of the world cup. richard was talking about 3000 or 4000 england inside, that is about what we have seen most of the games so far, but i would say there will
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probably be many more people in england shirts than that and they are making lots of noise. they have been singing and chanting, the sound has been coming over the top of the ridge nicky and they are all singing outside. —— has been coming of the top of the luzhniki stadium. did you get your ticket last minute or have you been here a while? we got lucky, we got it last year. very well prepared and very confident. how are you feeling? excited, we should win. there is such a huge buzz around the team, lots of excitement and expectation, do you feel this could be the day? about this visit. it's coming home! have you been to any other games? about we only got here today, lucky to get here, his flight was delayed. a bit of a nightmare but we got here in time. will you be staying for the final? he's trying to get tickets. it will cost you a pretty penny if you find them,
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tickets are like gold dust. there is the semifinal against croatia to get through first, no easy opponents, as these fans know. they are still confident, daring to dream that england will go to the final, and that the luzhniki stadium could be the venue for the dream to come true. many thanks, sarah rainsford. he did very well to stop some england fans on their way in, you would want to get there as soon as possible, not miss a single second of the build—up or the match. let's get the view from croatia now. bethany bell is in zagreb. croatia is a young nation, they only make their world cup debut 20 years ago and have always punched above their weight. i can hear chanting in their weight. i can hear chanting in the background. what is their view? are they confident against england? they are extremely confident. the
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sense of emotion is really growing in the centre of zagreb. i spoke to several people recently who said you have no idea how important this is for our country. we are a little country, just 4 million people, this shows we can compete on a level with a footballing nation like england and hold our own. hopes are extremely high that they will have victory this evening. all around me today you have seen people in the really distinctive croatian colours, the red and white checked pattern. in this square i saw a couple of nuns wearing the croatian ribbons. there is an enormous sense of confidence. i spoke to one man who said england may have the money but we have the heart and we will show tonight what we are made of. a real, i think, sense that the experience of their team could pull through. they are all waiting with baited
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breath to see what happens. bethany bell in zagreb, enjoy your evening, not too much! many thanks indeed. let's not forget it is a semifinal. france are already in the final waiting for the winners of this one after they beat belgium in st petersburg last night, just a single goal. they thought they would be more to the match, these two teams knocked out argentina and brazil. a samuel umtiti header was deflected off marouane fellaini, 1—0 to the french. they won it 20 years ago, they were runners—up in 2006 and that the luzhniki on sunday it will be their third world cup final. this was the reaction from paris, absolutely ecstatic that they are back into a major final. they were runners—up to mcree years ago in the euros on home soil, they have been
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treated to success of their national team. a lot of attention will be on kylian mbappe, their teenage striker. he is really quite something. when we come back we will look ahead to the semifinal and reflect on the teams of days of old, look back at a member of the 1990 tea m look back at a member of the 1990 team in 1996 as well. for now, let's head to the all england club. they are reaching the sharp end of the wimbledon championships and roger federer is not going all the way. a real shock? many thanks, 0llie. it has been another beautiful day at the all england club on day nine of the championships but we have seen one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far, that of a time wimbledon champion roger federer crashing out, beaten in five sets by kevin anderson of south africa after federer was two sets to the good. he
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had a match point in the third which he could not convert as anderson took the third and fourth set before sealing it in the decisive fifth. we we re sealing it in the decisive fifth. we were looking forward to what could have been a potential rematch of the classic 2008 finalist rafa nadal could get there, but he took on roger federer. we will not see it this year, with the top seed crashing out. here is craig templeton. roger federer has not graced court number0ne at roger federer has not graced court number one at wimbledon for three yea rs. 0f number one at wimbledon for three years. of unfamiliarity was an issue, it did not show early on. after 26 minutes, the first set was over and federer looked in full control. but looks can be deceiving and kevin anderson won the next three games, becoming the first player to break federer‘s serve at wimbledon and 85 attempts. that
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reinvigorated the defending champion, who forced a tie—breaker and wet two sets up. anderson was still fighting and started playing shots his opponent would have been proud of. something special. then saved a match point before taking the third set in trademark style. all the momentum was now with the eighth seed and he made it count, taking the match to a deciding set. the two then held serve for an incredible 22 games before federer could hold no more. but anderson could, and in doing so knocked out the eight time champion in an incredible comeback. craig templeton, bbc news. it has been a day of former champions in action. 0ne it has been a day of former champions in action. one who is safely through as novak djokovic. he beatjapan‘s kei nishikori in four sets to reach his first grand slam semifinal since 2015. 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. he
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6—3, 3—6, 6—2, 6—2. he clearly feels after his battles with form and fitness he is getting back to his best. it feels great to be in the last four of a it feels great to be in the last fourofa slam. it feels great to be in the last four of a slam. i have been building. queen's... it was kind of looking like and felt like it was getting better and better, as matches on time went on, i feel like iam peaking matches on time went on, i feel like i am peaking at the right moment. it is not the first time in semifinals, i have been here before, but i will have to enjoy this victory and think about the next one. novak djokovic awaits in the semifinals for the winner of the match between rafa nadal and juan martin del potro. that in action on centre court, we can bring you live pictures of that one. rafa nadal took the first set 7—5, four set
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points in the second the second but del potro took it on a tie—break and del potro took it on a tie—break and del potro took it on a tie—break and del potro currently leads 5—4 in the third set, so this could be a real battle with novak djokovic are waiting in the semifinals. let's look at the other quarterfinal, milos raonic in action as well againstjohn isner. this is a battle of the two big servers, nil other players have had more aces than these two. it is now leads —— cinema crewjohn is no leads. kevin anderson awaits in the semifinals for either of these, not roger federer. a real chance for them to progress and potentially secure a place in the wimbledon final. milos raonic has been there before, he was beaten by andy murray. 0ne story to bring you away from wimbledon — world champion peter sagan has won stage five of the tour de france.
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defending champion chris froome survived a problem with his bike — he's up from 18th overall to 15th, team—mate geraint thomas is now fourth. belgium's greg van avamart keeps the leaders yellowjersey, he finished in the pack as sagan sprinted to victory in brittany for his second stage win this year. there was only one story in town, with the huge match between england and croatia. britain's dom inglot has a croatian doubles partner, franko skugor. they made it through to the wimbledon semi—finals yesterday — today, though, they obviously have other things on their mind. so will they watching the match together? katherine downes caught up with them. i want to watch with him, but he is
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a bit nervous about letting me watch it with him because he is probably thinking that after the game it will bea thinking that after the game it will be a necessary 30 minutes of me ripping him for the game. i don't know if he wants to go through that. i would love to, i am not so sure he wa nts to. i would love to, i am not so sure he wants to. but you would get the chance to rip him if croatia is on top, wouldn't you want that?|j chance to rip him if croatia is on top, wouldn't you want that? i will show up tomorrow in a croatian jersey and give him a hug. we would not want them falling out over the football! you will be pleased to hear they will be watching together later. let's hand you back to 0lly foster, just moments away ahead of the huge semifinal. england are in action against croatia. back to you, 0lly foster. many thanks, jon at the all england club. the teams will be coming out very shortly. you have to go back to 1990, we have talked about this so
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much over the last few days, england's last world cup semifinal. gary lineker was in matter. the tea rs of gary lineker was in matter. the tears of turin, i wonder what we will get, win or lose? misery and moscow? the magic of moscow? gary lineker can see some similarities between the two squad ‘s 28 years apart. i think they have a chance of doing better than we did in italia 90, i don't think they have anything like as strong an opposition as we did, because west germany back then were too graphically strong, comfortably tournament favourites. —— were too graphically strong. the england team seems strong, a reflection of their manager. there are parallels between bobby robson and gareth southgate. they are both doing it in the world cup, fora they are both doing it in the world cup, for a start, they both have real empathy, both clearly have their players busting a gut for
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them. they both have a genuine passion for the game, which you see released on occasions. ijust took the go one step farther, or maybe two. their last major championship final was euro 96, losing to the germans on penalties. i was behind the goal at wembley when they lost in a penalty shoot out. alan shearer was pa rt penalty shoot out. alan shearer was part of the squad, he is working alongside gary lineker for bbc sport and he has been really, really impressed. he believes in the southgate squad. iam very i am very confident. but england tea m i am very confident. but england team has made me confident. they are ona team has made me confident. they are on a roll, they have momentum and seem a very on a roll, they have momentum and seem a very happy bunch. i am really, really looking forward to the game and i think we are in with a very, very good chance. what about the croatians, what is there to be wa ry the croatians, what is there to be wary of? in modric they have one of
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the best midfielders in the world. and they have one of the best centre forwards in mandzukic, but i think we can take them. is your confidence based on what you have seen from england, based on gareth southgate, some of the stuff going on back home in england? a bit of everything. this england squad has given eve ryo ne this england squad has given everyone hope. they have the whole country in the palm of their hands. it is great to see. it has not happened that many times that we can all get excited and be happy with an england team. there have been some real downtimes with england, but now we are all happy, singing and cheering and are desperate for them to get to the world cup final. ican i can see the england team lining up in the tunnel. i heard harry maguire telling us how he keeps his friends and family happy with the clamour for tickets, here are three with connections to the england team,
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starting with jesse connections to the england team, starting withjesse lingard's cousin, gabby george. he has always had it there, it was waiting for the breakthrough and he took every opportunity and is getting better and better. he has been one of england's key players, i am much saying that because he is my family, he has been doing really well and deserves everything he gets. he was adamant he did not need careers interview because he would bea careers interview because he would be a professional footballer, as a school we had to say that everybody goes to this process, you might not get to where you want to as a foot ball get to where you want to as a football player. he was like, no, i don't need an interview. he was ultracompetitive, table tennis, football, badminton, anything. he often represented the school in different areas, athletics and cross—country. it isa cross—country. it is a dream come true for both of the lads, the way their careers have progressed, coming through the system, from being really young boys, coming all the way through,
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representing sheffield united and then moving on and making careers for themselves, but to be lining up ina for themselves, but to be lining up in a world cup semifinal, i am sure they will both be pinching themselves on how far they have come. the england team are on the pitch in the luzhniki, in a few minutes we will hear the national anthem. you have flashbacks to 1990, that semifinal in turin. gareth southgate's team have the chance now to write their names very large in the folklore of english football. remember, it was sir bobby robson's england's against germany in 1990. terry butcher, peter shilton, beardsley, waddle, platt, paul gascoigne, of course. they want to be world cup finalists. can they emulate the team of 66 that conquered the world. the charlton brothers, nobby stiles, gordon banks, alan ball. george cohen has
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been speaking to us. he is very, very excited by the class of 2018. band b and here's is young samantha thought they are putting into their own game, this is what i like about it. -- own game, this is what i like about it. —— the enthusiasm on the thought. they are thinking about what they are doing, moving beautifully. 0k, what they are doing, moving beautifully. ok, you will be caught out sooner rather than later, but i think southgate has them moving very well and he has players that can fit in in any particular position. i think he has done very, very well. he reminds me of alf ramsey, in a way. he is pretty much sticking to the players he wants to be his first team, if you like. the england team are singing the national anthem. let's ta ke
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let's take you to a van parked in manchester as they watch harry kane and gareth southgate singing god save the queen. let's take you to hyde park, 30,000 there as harry kane leads his players down the line, shaking hands with the croatian team. gareth southgate shakes the hand of his opposite number in the croatian dugout, zlatko dalic. pickford, walker, stones, mcguire, trippier, henderson, young, lingard, kane and sterling. from all others, many thanks for watching, do not look away now. england are about to make history. at least the weather has been
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playing ball today across england and wales, plenty of dry weather with some sunny spells coming in for most. it was a different story further north and west, thicker cloud through the day, that will stay with us overnight for parts of scotla nd stay with us overnight for parts of scotland and northern ireland, thick enough to continue to bring patches of light rain on and off. many of us having a dry night, temperatures co mforta ble having a dry night, temperatures comfortable overnight, 11 to 14 your loan. lows of 17 in cardiff. quite a bit of cloud to start the day, sunny spells coming through. the best across england and wales. as we had through the afternoon, we will see a line of heavy, thundery showers stretching from dumfries & galloway into parts of england wales. the risk of some pretty heavy rain, some showers turning thundery in nature. a bit more sunshine around, it will bea a bit more sunshine around, it will be a bit warmer, highs reaching 26
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in london. that is your weather. you're watching beyond one hundred days. donald trump asks nato countries to increase their spending on defence to 4% of gdp. that's almost double the current target and even america doesn't spend that much on its military. it can only be described as a rocky nato summit with mr trump sowing division and european allies trying to project unity. moscow, england, croatia — need we say more? all eyes on the world cup semi final that's kicking off right now and all of england praying for victory. iam i am life in moscow overlooking the luzhniki stadium. they have kicked off, millions worldwide will be watching and also france who are waiting for the winners. also on the programme. pictures are released of the thai football
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