Didier Deschamps might have been a lucky coach for France at the 2018 World Cup. But he was also the smartest. He’d have had Napoleon’s job off him.
World Cup 2018 Daily Diary
Belgium beat England in the third place play off at World Cup 2018. Now for the 4 years and 4-month wait before the World Cup rolls around again.
Ultimately, Belgium’s golden generation were punished for winning their group, using the effort required to put Brazil away in the previous round.
England reach the semi finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990. They will play Croatia for the chance to play in their first final since 1966.
Anything short if a World Cup final for England will be looked back on as an historic failure as they finally won a penalty shoot out.
After yesterday’s Russian surprise, the World Cup 2018 quickly had a more routine look about it today as Belgium came back to beat Japan.