Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Pogba dedicates win to Thai cave survivors

Pogba dedicates win to Thai cave survivors

Croatian players competed for Yugoslavia between 1945 and 1990 and the modern Croatian FA was not recognised by Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA until 1993. We savour [the win] a little, but we must now focus on the final.

Croatia now have the chance to take revenge on France after losing 2-1 in Paris when the sides met in the semi-finals back in 1998 - Dalic travelled to that World Cup as a fan. "This squad doesn't have those type of players, they are all of a similar level". Everyone has been out on the streets celebrating what we've achieved and that is a great source of pride for us.

Deschamps was in charge two years ago when France were beaten finalists by Portugal in Euro 2016, another home tournament. There are 90 minutes to go to win France this World Cup, and we hope to go until the end. "We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament".

Sophie Franssen, a 31-year-old banking assistant, confessed she was not a big soccer fan but felt the tournament had lifted the mood of the country and brought its often fractious French- and Dutch-speakers, as well as immigrant communities, together.

The 19-year-old Les Blues forward is one of the few stars holding their own in Russian Federation after helping the French side book a spot in Sunday's final fixture. Hurst said Ramsey rightly gets most of the credit for creating a "tremendous team spirit".

"This generation has been underrated due to their results but they've had the quality and now they are showing it".

Finally, Antoine Griezmann told TF1 of the luck that Adil Rami's moustache has brought France in Russian Federation and his desire to bring the World Cup back to France.

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Drouin said the area has been "inundated" with Canadian lobster fishermen since 2002. Mr Cook said the agents told him they were looking for illegal immigrants.

He has, however, noted the set-piece threat posed by Gareth Southgate's men.

Belgium had won all five matches coming into their meeting with the French, and had scored 14 goals.

Predicting a "difficult and intriguing match for both teams", the Liverpool centre-back dismissed the notion that Croatia are at a disadvantage because they have had to play 120 minutes twice in a week.

"That defeat is completely irrelevant", he said, with a face like thunder. "We know what it takes and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel", said the 29-year-old Liverpool player.

Pogba was one of France's star performers in the 1-0 win over Belgium.

"I've got the utmost respect for him - he's been banging goals in for Spurs for several seasons - but he's not alone, his team-mates play at top clubs, so it will be hard".

"I was there two years ago and it was so painful that we want to taste the victory now".

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