As neighbours France and Belgium take on each other in the first semi-final of the Fifa World Cup in St Petersburg in Russian Federation on Tuesday, July 10, the media is busy painting the rivalry as between two famous comic characters - Asterix and Tintin.
The win over Mexico in the second round cemented them as tournament favourites and it looked like they were just getting into the swing of things, only to be chopped down by Belgium.
And so in England, 1966 seems but yesterday and the names of World Cup winners Bobby Moore or Geoff Hurst are present in English hearts and minds.
"It's nice to hear people enjoying it again, anyway".
"At the World Cup we have teams who profit from players of other countries, with the justification that these players have the nationality of their team". Certainly in the Premier League they know he's Leicester's best header of the ball so we do usually get the opposition picking him up from corners.
This means you won't be able to pop into either store to impulse purchase some special buys, because both stores have promised staff they can go home at 3pm because "it's coming home".
Subasic suffered a tight hamstring towards the end of Croatia's quarter-final win over hosts Russian Federation and was unable to take goal-kicks before the tie went to penalties. "Something had to change to get the results", Dalic said. To try to finish third in the World Cup doesn't happen often. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.
CB - Diego Godín - Uruguay: Bowed out of the World Cup after defeat by France but has stoically defended the Uruguay goal this tournament. Of course I have an important role on a daily basis, but the credit goes to my players.
"I've been there going out to the pubs to watch England back in the day and it's surreal to see everyone doing that".
"Modric is a worldclass player and extremely effective for his country, for his club - and he has been one of the best players at this World Cup".