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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 July 2018

Maradona, Pele, Gascoigne, Baggio, Charlton: The players who have starred at World Cup semi-finals - in pictures

A look back at past World Cup semi-finals and some of the superstars who shone, or had memorable moments, in last-four encounters

The players of France, Belgium, England and Croatia will this week look to guide their sides to the World Cup final.

There will be individuals from those sides who will step up and become heroes as they make the difference to leading their team to the final in Moscow on June 15.

Ahead of France v Belgium on June 10 and Croatia v England on June 11, here is a look at some of the footballing greats of the past who have shone in semi-finals at World Cup.

And it is quite a list, with Pele, Diego Maradona, Roberto Baggio and Paul Gascoigne among them.

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