Fans have been dancing in the town's streets and chanting It's Coming Home following England's wins earlier in the tournament.
Vermaelen has started just one of Belgium's five World Cup matches so far after only recovering from a hamstring injury just in time to travel to Russian Federation with Roberto Martinez's squad. So it is really hard to predict, it's a weird one.
In the latest in a series of controversies, former worldwide Ognjen Vukojevic was kicked out of their delegation on Monday and fined by Federation Internationale de Football Association for posting a pro-Ukraine video clip following their penalty shootout victory over Russia on Saturday. The longer the game goes on, there's no way England can't win. Then, right back Lilian Thuram scored the only two goals of his career to help France beat Croatia in the semifinals.
Is it a case of holding on?
England's matches so far in Russian Federation have attracted huge television audiences at home and wild celebrations, with affable coach Gareth Southgate and his vibrant young squad capturing the hearts of a nation.
Motorbikes, cycles, cars, dustbin lorries - they all came to a standstill to join in the celebrations.
If it's level with 30 minutes to go, there's only one victor.
"Now a lot of questions have been answered in terms of saying "this is a team, not a group of individuals".
"I don't mind", said student Alpha Omba.
His subs are going to be important with 30 minutes to go, Marcus Rashford didn't play on Saturday but I'd expect to see him on Wednesday night. With Croatia or England awaiting in Sunday's final, the formula is one game away from working again.
England has been craving a top title since it won the World Cup in 1966 and has a tremendous, unforseen opportunity ahead, with the weight of its country on its shoulders. But it's nobody's fault. "He wants you to try things, he wants you to express yourself and as a player that's what I've always been (about)", Alli said.
Raheem Sterling and Alli were seen braving the unpleasant conditions and let's just say, they didn't look entirely comfortable. "I remember when we celebrated Suker's goal but as soon as we sat back down it was level".