World Cup diary: Final four confirmed as England head home

All the latest news and action from the World Cup in Qatar.

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Everything you need to know if you’re following the World Cup from home. Here’s your daily round-up of results, fixtures and memorable moments.

Saturday’s results

Morocco 1-0 Portugal

England 1-2 France

All yesterday’s action

Moment of the day

There have been plenty of upsets in Qatar already but this one carried extra significance. Morocco’s 1-0 win over Portugal made the Atlas Lions the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Youssef En-Nesryi’s header made tournament history, sent Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal team-mates home, and set up a mouthwatering semi-final against holders France.

Today’s fixtures and how to watch

No games today as the final four take some much-needed rest before the semi-finals.

Tuesday, December 13

Croatia v Argentina (Game 61 – 7pm, TV details tbc)

Wednesday, December 14

Morocco v France (Game 62 – 7pm, TV details tbc)

Latest news

England boss Gareth Southgate releaveled Harry Kane was ‘very low’ after his penalty miss but backed his captain to bounce back.

Pundits and players were unhappy with the refereeing as England crashed out in defeat to France. Former top ref Mark Clattenberg says the officials were spot on.

Punching above their weight in the knockout rounds? That’s Morocco, the tournament’s Rocky Balboa.

France boss Didier Deschamps says his side got a little bit lucky in their quarter-final. Adrien Rabiot disagrees and says England’s penalty miss was ‘justice’.

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