The history of the semi-final matchups

Just four teams remain and excitement is seamlessly morphing into expectation for fans of FranceBelgiumEngland, and Croatia. There are only two World Cup victories between the four semi-finalists and, should Belgium and Croatia prevail, there will definitely be a new name featuring on the trophy. Only France, of the four teams left, have a good recent record at tournaments. They made the finals of the World Cup in 2006 and European Championships two years ago. The last four is brand new territory for the Belgium, England and Croatia’s current crop of players.

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