Former Albion and England defender Wayne Bridge is already booking his ticket for the World Cup final.

He says Gareth Southgate's side have overcome their inexperience in Russia and proved they are good enough to face France on Sunday.

England must first get past Croatia in tonight's semi-final in Moscow (7pm) to set up a showdown against the French.

Bridge (below), who played for Albion in 2012-13 and was part of the England squad for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, is confident about their chances.

The Argus: He said: "They are obviously a young team. I think they are really mature at the same time. They handle themselves really well.

"We talk about the team spirit and the ability is not as good as other teams. I think we are a really good team with really good individual players."

Bridge, speaking on Good Morning Britain, added: "They are young but they have showed they have got the ability. I am already booking my ticket for the final."