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tv   Review 2018  BBC News  December 21, 2018 8:30pm-9:00pm GMT

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they're donating all of the profits from their single to the trussel trust, which runs foodbanks across the country. and here's the moment mark hoyle found out his song had reached number one. which means this year official number one is that baby, we built this city. hello. hello mate, how is it going? you must be having the strangest day. i'm having the strangest day. i'm having the strangest year, i don't know what's going on but it's unbelievable isn't it? . you've done it. ican't going on but it's unbelievable isn't it? . you've done it. i can't thank people enough, thank you to everybody that's downloaded and streamed and bootlegged it, no matter where you listen to it, thank you so much for sharing it and reading the word and raising so much money for the amazing charity. truly heart—warming number one christmas hit. now it's time for a look
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at the weather with chris fawkes. many of us will have seen showers or some lengthy outbreaks of rain to the day—to—day. by looking at the weather picture to the north and west you can see we have got some shower crowds showing up in their going to continue to bring some downpours overnight across the north and west of the country. staying quite went for a time, the rain with us quite went for a time, the rain with us for northern england tending to ease in intensity as we go on through the night. it will be a mild and breezy night for most of the uk with temperatures in a range of five toa with temperatures in a range of five to a degree celsius but turning colder across the northeast of england and northern areas of scotla nd england and northern areas of scotland and there will be a few patches of frost to start saturday morning. saturday is a sunshine and showers kind of day. most of the showers kind of day. most of the showers will be affecting the northwest of the uk and west of scotla nd northwest of the uk and west of scotland where there will be allied with the direction of wind and some of the showers will be very lengthy. it will be a mild kind of day, top
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temperatures on saturday, up to 12 degrees. that is your weather. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: flights in and out of gatwick airport have resumed after they were suspended briefly this evening when a drone was sighted over the airfield. a remembrance service has taken place in lockerbie to remember the 270 people who were killed when pan am flight 103 was destroyed by a bomb over the town in 1988. president trump has threatened the us government will shut down, if the senate doesn't approve funding for his border wall. and this year's christmas number one is ladbaby‘s we built this city on sausage rolls — a parody of the 1985 starship song. now on bbc news, the summer's world cup in russia saw england make a memorable journey
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to the semi—finals. the bbc‘s olly foster was there and reports on the highs and lows of the tournament in review 2018: football fever. france, champions of the football world! this is the stuff of brilliance. absolutely extraordinary! he has only gone and done it! blast in by musa! coutinho! 0h! modric. great goal! oh, it's a scorcher! saved by pickford. dier does it! world cup '18 has exploded with surprises. # right here, right now
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a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. that was churchill's russia 80 years ago. vast, impenetrable. what of russia in 2018? a country criticised for its human rights within its borders, and strained political and sporting relations around the globe. entrusted with the 21st fifa world cup, what hosts would they be? well, for one month this summer, they opened their arms. the largest country to stage the tournament had a welcome to match, a bearhug for the thousands of fans who journeyed to the 11 cities stretching across four time zones. it was ambitious. it was brilliant. party central was moscow. this was their opening offering at the luzhniki stadium. ronaldo was a reminder of world cups past, and robbie williams went retro,
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too, an englishman unexpectedly taking centre stage. that would be a theme. # so come on, help me # entertain you vladimir putin talked about love, making friends, world peace and the power of football to do all that. ah, the football. not much the president could do about his team being lowest—ranked at their own world cup, but this was the perfect start, thrashing saudi arabia 5—0. two fine strikes from denis cheryshev put the hosts firmly on track for a run to the quarterfinals. and putin was working on those diplomatic skills by the full—time whistle. england were the only home nation in russia — home being their destination too soon, too often at recent major tournaments. they didn't get out of their group in brazil at the last world cup. hope's always there, but not the hype this time. not yet, anyway. the base was in repino, just outside st petersburg. and this young squad,
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this young manager were making all the right noises. the players of the past and the opportunities of the past are gone. this team is looking at things in a different way, trying to play in a different way. they have a hunger, they have a desire, we have better technical players than we've had in the past coming through our academies. there's a real enthusiasm and they‘ re looking forward to getting going. matchday five, and england were itching to get started. they came prepared for swarms of arctic mosquitoes in volgograd. but what about tunisia? ashley young with the clip across. clawed away! put in now, though! and put in by captain kane! it was actually a good save from the goalkeeper. stones's header, great header. just gets a fingertip to it. and there he is, the big man. fantastic start for england. the ball in... and the referee's pointed to the spot! steps up.
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and he scores! right in the corner! trippier with the ball across. maguire went for it. and it is in from harry kane again! two goals for the captain! that could make a huge difference to the way this world cup goes for england! that's what these games are about. it's the world cup. you go until the last second. yeah, absolutely buzzing. turns out kane was just getting started, as debutantes panama were about to find out in nizhny novgorod. maguire's showing the referee just how he's being held. that's a headerforjohn stones that's gone in! lingard in behind. and it is a penalty! 0h! how emphatic was that? jesse lingard. jesse lingard! and it's across for sterling! and now it's in for number two forjohn stones! and the referee's given it.
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yeah, it was a penalty. it's harry kane, he's been held the whole time. same place. this is unbelievable! england 5, panama 0. loftus—cheek. shot deflected! harry kane's got another goal! he's got a hat trick in the world cup for england. played in. and it's scored. panama have their goal! england will have much tougher tests than this to come. and england have passed this one with flying colours. england 6, panama 1. everybody, over the last four weeks, what they've put into it, is really rewarding to see how they're playing, how they're enjoying their football. and i'm sure everybody at home has enjoyed it as well, which is great. well, it's been a very, very positive few days for england. you can see all the players are in tune with each other, they've got belief in their manager, belief in the system they're playing. and they do really seem as if they're loving it. their biggest world cup win secured their place in the knockout
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stage with a game to spare. nothing says happy camp like an inflatable unicorn. the feel—good factor showed no sign of bursting. the players engaged with the media, taking them on at darts, bowling. and as they opened up like never before, so did an easier path towards the final. but to make sure they got on it, they'd have to lose their last game against belgium. a dilemma. we've not won a knockout game since 2006. why we are starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semifinal is beyond me, really. fatigue, from playing, past experiences, plays a big part. it's brutal. if you're going to go deep into this tournament, i think fatigue is a real important part. gareth will think, "right, i'll put the strongest team in order to deal with belgium. that's it. that's all he'll be thinking. and he's right. winning mentality. but changes were made. eight for england, nine for belgium, who were in the same position. it's an out of the ordinary city
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for a game that might also feel out of the norm. but what is the best way to go for? well, adnanjanuzaj secured a winning result in kaliningrad, belgium the winner1—0. the fans seemed happy, but would this result come back to bite them? and it's belgium who've won this group, whether they wanted to or not. a reality check or a lucky break, or both, for england. well, that will be talked about. bring it on. good to give the other lads a runabout. we probably would have preferred to keep the momentum going, but, you know, understand what he's done and hopefully the boys come straight back in the team and go for it in the team and go for the next game. today, he gave other players a chance. 0nwards and upwards! on to moscow we go! the defending champions, germany, were very un—german. beaten by mexico, they saved themselves in injury time against sweden, meaning they just had to beat south korea.
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but as they pressed for a winner, korea capitalised. two goals in injury time and... germany are out of the world cup! they became the third holders in a row to depart in the group stage, but this was a first for germany. and it really hurt. the hunger‘s not the same, the desire's not the same, the fire is not as hot as it was, you know, when you go through winning a world cup. and i think they were just... they were complacent. 0ur three matches, and... we lost. they were arguing and... it's no unit. if unity‘s what you're after, look no further than croatia, dismantling argentina and soon earning that dark horse's tag. topping the group with three wins out of three. to join them in the knockout stage, the south americans just needed some messi magic. scooped forward... messi collects! messi scores! after nigeria equalised. the 2010 champions spain also made
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things difficult for themselves, but even before they kicked a ball, head coachjulen lopetegui hadn't lost a single match in charge coming into the tournament but then... deal was done. it's just been announced that the spain coach, julen lopetegui, will take over at real madrid at the end of the fifa world cup. just two days before their opener, lopetegui sacked. fernando hierro took over. and what a match to test spain's resolve. cristiano ronaldo was in town. a penalty and a david de gea blunder gave ronaldo and portugal a head start. spain responded with three of their own. easy, this management lark. hang on in there, lads! just don't give away any silly free kicks on the edge of the box in the last minute. 0h, he's done it! he has only gone and done it! considering what's happening, or what happened in the last 48 hours, i think we will take that. they did qualify — just.
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another draw and a win was enough for them to progress as group winners. portugal went through with them with the same points. ronaldo just couldn't stop scoring. from the world's best to the world's most expensive — with arguably the lowest pain threshold ever seen on a football pitch. neymar rolling, and rolling, and rolling his way into the headlines. it's a bad example, but you can't take away his quality. douglas costa. and neymar! brazil weren't at their best in group e, but when he did stay on his feet, neymar helped drag them through, with a little help from his friends. coutinho! 0h! what a superb strike from phillippe coutinho for brazil! moments like this got everybody talking. the video assistant referee, used for the first time at a world cup. 0fficials able to refer to the men with the monitors. that led to more penalties being given. france scored the first var goal from the spot against australia in kazan. there's one for the pub quiz. later that day, peru were over
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the moon at its introduction. sadly, christian cuevas's penalty was too. they lost to denmark. getting the option to go there and have a look at to decide then, i think that's the clear way to go, i think. listen, at the end of the day, at match pace, it's so difficult to see every decision and call it right at that time. to get the chance to see it i think is the right way. france needed little help in breezing through their group with the danes. peru and their colourful contingent would go no further. senegal would also be missed, but what a way to be eliminated. not because of their final defeat to columbia, but they picked up too many yellow cards through the group stage. they were level in every way with japan, so that inferior disciplinary record was the tie—brea ker. and when news filtered through to the blue samurai, they played keepball for the last 15 minutes, even though they themselves were losing to poland. it's actually embarrassing. it's just an absolute farce. they were booed, but through. no african team would reach the knockout stages. mo salah carried egypt, and the continent, on his shoulders.
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trouble is, one of them was injured. he was helpless to prevent their exit, as uruguay and the hosts russia made it out of that group. so after a fortnight of nonstop football, 32 became 16. 0n the left, portugal, france, argentina, brazil and the belgians in the mix. england's half of the draw had less stardust. croatia and spain appeared to be the main obstacles, but the key now was not to look too far ahead, even though that was difficult. it had been 12 years since england last won a major tournament knockout match, but gareth southgate's constant message to his players was for them to create their own history. and the nation believed, too.
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a heatwave and football fever, the english summer was hotting up. millions made plans for the match. the thing i want more than anything else is for the players to continue to attack the tournament as we have. of course there were nerves in moscow, nerves everywhere. but football was coming home, wasn't it? we'll do. i think we've got enough to beat them. maybe 2—0. i'm praying that it doesn't go to extra time and penalties, that's for sure. can england take the next step on theirjourney by winning a knockout game at a major tournament? and england have a penalty! brilliant harry kane. ice cool harry kane! mina heads it! mina heads it in! two and a two and a half minutes into injury time!
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it's going to be a penalty shoot—out. nobody needs reminding what happened in the previous three. and dier does it! england win a world cup penalty shoot—out for the first time ever! maybe times are changing! this team is changing things! to go again, extra time and a shoot—out. .. it's been terrible for us over the years, and of course we know that. yeah, to step up when it mattered and do what we did, i'm so proud of everybody involved. now we have a tough challenge, because we're high as a kite and we've got two days to prepare for a really, really tough game. england's next opponents would be
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sweden after a slice of fortune against the swiss. chance to shoot! it's in! sweden ahead in this second round game! croatia—denmark provided plenty of drama. honestly. 1—1, it went to penalties, and the croats went through. russia didn't think they'd get this far. they went the distance against spain. more spot kicks. igor akinfeev, the host's hero. there was some party in moscow that night. neymar was in pain again, though he might have had a point this time. once more, he got his revenge. also set up another goalfor good measure. put in by firmino! it's two! they're through! mexico out. it would be belgium next for brazil, but they needed nacer chadli's 94th minute winner to end japan's brave resistance. it was over and out for ronaldo. his portugal beaten by a brace from uruguay‘s edinson cavani. and there was a cracker. what a strike! what a strike from angel di
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maria! it's another glorious goal! seven goals, individual brilliance maria! it's another glorious goal! seven goal the dividual brilliance maria! it's another glorious goal! seven goal the france— brilliance maria! it's another glorious goal! seven goal the france— argentina teamwork wanted. two game before teamwork wanted. two goals for kylian mbappe. the 19—year—old's star was rising. the samara, and sweden for england. a place in the semifinals at stake. this was big. england against sweden for a chance in the semifinals. alas? i didn't think so. it is had the —— headed firmly in. if one harry doesn't get you, the other one will. dele alli stretched the lead.
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trippi are. and from vanguard! in from dele alli! this is the stuff of dreams from the three lions! and england will be in the world cup semifinals! it was fantastic today. it was a difficult game. sweden at the top. long ball stop hacker set pieces come across as in the box. we are buzzing. this is amazing. we have not been there for so long, have not been there for so long, have we? that is the best thing i've ever witnessed. following this team all of the world. come on, and when! england to world cup semifinalists. and they would face croatia. this was a tough match for russia. at least they did not have far to go
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home. the first semifinal for belgium for over 30 years. france looks to be peaking atjust the right time although a uruguayan flat flatter the french. they fully deserved a place in the last four. it was an all european line up in the semifinals. france and belgium both claiming to have a golden generation. to team packed with stars going head to head. a place in the world cup final. it should be an absolute cracker. it wasn't really that in st petersburg, not that france minded one that. into the net from samuel umtiti! france strikes person the semifinal! just the one goal decided. one match away from football's greatest price. would they need? the moment has come. england are about to take on croatia
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in the world cup semifinal here in moscow. their biggest match for more than a quarter of a century. where are you? one of the lucky ones with are you? one of the lucky ones with a golden ticket? thousands scrambled to moscow to say they were there. it was 1990 last time this type of fervor was felt. it was 1990. .. at 28 years later, with my son, is just priceless. and back on, fans packed pubs, living rooms. where were you? it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming home! football's coming home! is coming home! and kieran trippier has scored for
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england! in the game of their lives, it's the start of dreams. what a cross, and it's turned in! heritage came into score! —— perisic came into score! there is mandzukic! is that the goal that has finished off even's world cup? journey's and? for now, yes, but we might have seen enough in russia to suggest that this is really just the start of one. we should've won tonight, man. we should've won tonight, man. we should've beat them tonight. we could've won this world cup. but next one. i think a lot of us
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thought we would have gone out, maybe quarters. but i'm really proud of the latest in a performed. something we never thought, really, was going to be possible. theyjust in this game, just a reminder that we still got a little bit to as 18. n as we still got a little bit to as 18. ——asa we still got a little bit to as 18. —— as a team. england had to pick themselves up for one more match, the one no team wa nts to for one more match, the one no team wants to play. they could still say they made the final weekend and another chance to put on for their fans, especially the new ones won over, not just by fans, especially the new ones won over, notjust by the russian odyssey but the promise of things to come. i feel now, love is odyssey but the promise of things to come. ifeel now, love is back odyssey but the promise of things to come. i feel now, love is back there again. you can build on it. this was again. you can build on it. this was a turning for england to grow. harry kane won a trophy, the golden boot.
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he cannot add to the six era scored as they lost the belgium in st petersburg. finishing fourth. but not falling short. i think the biggest thing for me is... how they play every their desire to get better. their understanding that we have done well, but we still have a bit to do to be considered a really top team. the country has fallen back and love with england again. and football again. but the positives and 20 to look forward to. heads held high kevin finally coming home, but two teams had just one sleep before the big one. —— heads held high, england finally coming home. it is the final we all wanted. well, almost. july 15, back were all started, the luzhniki stadium, centre of the football world. it was
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intense on the pitch. the prize so close now. a tournament that had a script needed a fitting final.m got one. we'll come to the final act of the month of superb sporting drama. nothing can top this moment for the players of france and croatia. griezmann delivers. looking for the flick, and there was one! france have the lead! bury and! even though —— ivanka heritage with a strike! very steady, reason and looks compose. and he was! he was super cool! france regained the lead! pogba. and again, pogba! france have room to breathe! paul
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pogba has the biggest goal of his career! now mbappe with a shooting chance! he's done it again! despite their defeat for— two in the end after a blunderfrom their defeat for— two in the end after a blunder from hugo their defeat for— two in the end after a blunderfrom hugo lloris, croatia had only theirfifth after a blunderfrom hugo lloris, croatia had only their fifth world cup, feted as heroes on their return home, but this was france's time. didier deschamps a winning campaign in1998, didier deschamps a winning campaign in 1998, now their triumphant coach. champions once more, they rain again. france are crowned world football champions! hello again. we have seen shower
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clouds over the day. there will be more overnight. we have a cloud here across wales and the southwest that are beginning to pushy source. they are beginning to pushy source. they are going to make their way in the london area... showers will become mainly confined to the north and west of the country, where some of them could be quite heavy and frequent through the night. on account of it being quite breezy, it's not cold. some chillier airfor northern scotland in northeast england. the decent patches of frost here to take us into a first part of saturday. saturday is another day of sunshine and showers. the majority of showers across scotland, northern ireland. mainly dry elsewhere with some sunny ireland. mainly dry elsewhere with some sunny spells. the showers could merge together to give some lengthier spells of rain, though, in common. wherever you are, mild
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temperatures for the time of year. most of us between nine and 12 degrees. at‘s your latest weather. this is bbc world news today. our top stories: president trump has threatened the us government will grind to a halt at midnight, on the expectation the senate won't approve funding for his border wall. it's a very good chance it won't get passed, it's up to the democrats, so it's really the democrats shut down. in the wake of the us defence secretary's resignation, kurdish—led forces in syria say they may be unable to hold onto islamic state group prisoners if security there deteriorates after us troops withdraw. flights at gatwick airport have resumed for a second time after being suspended over another drone sighting. pope francis tells priests who have sexually abused children to turn themselves in and face justice.
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