France and Mbappe meet De Bruyne and his global colleagues in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final in St Petersburg.
Southgate is convinced the future is bright whatever the outcome.
They lost in extra time in Paris in the final of the 2016 European Championship to Portugal.
The game will feature plenty of talented attackers and has the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the competition.
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Now their golden generation will have the chance to prove they've truly arrived in a marquee quarter-final match against Brazil . England plays Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday , at face value a far easier proposition than meeting Brazil .
Croatia takes on England in the tournament's second semifinal match Wednesday at 2 pm ET.
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The knockout stage of the World Cup is the single-elimination portion of the tournament with the 16 teams who advanced from the Group stage.
"The improvement and the hunger in the players is very clear for everyone to see".
"When Gareth came in it was the first time we relived it".
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The agreement came on the first day of free agency, with the 14-time NBA All Star set to sign his new contract on Friday. But with LeBron James on the roster, the Lakers jumped from 20/1 to win the title to 7/2.
"We've made several pieces of history".
The winners were too strong defensively and, despite the high level Belgium displayed to get close to the opposition goal, they did not manage to show the opportunism they had in their five previous games at the most important moment.
"We keep looking to break the barriers down".
"When you have such a solid foundation, you have the basics and clear understanding of what we want to do and achieve, it's not a surprise that it's going well for us". "We can feel the energy and the support from home and it's a very special feeling for us".
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Our supporters have had a long time of suffering in terms of football. They have real enthusiasm for these players, not only for the way they have played but also for the way they have conducted themselves.
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Passengers on the nearby boat can be heard screaming while others are seen wading towards the flaming ship with flotation devices. Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.
"I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most lovely page".