Didier Deschamps credits France's effort in defence for win over Belgium

Jose Verdugo
Julio 11, 2018

England or Croatia stand between the 1998 winners and a second world crown, but France will be favourites to lift the trophy in Moscow on Sunday.

Southgate is convinced the future is bright whatever the outcome.

And so, at that stage of the World Cup where every day without a match feels inexorably pointless - we awake with a spring in our step, and hope in our heart, because football, dear reader, is back once more.

France play Belgium for a place in the final tonight.

England eased through to the semis with a comfortable 2-0 win over Sweden while Croatia needed penalties to progress past host Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Team France's victory over Belgium and advancement to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, the Kremlin press service said early on Wednesday.

Pogba's tweet quickly went viral, with overall 25,000 retweets. We always have to give credit to the players.

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"We can't really look back and see what is in the rear-view mirror".

"We've made several pieces of history".

Neither Belgium nor Croatia has ever won the tournament.

With football fever now sweeping the country, 'Three Lions' is on course to top the United Kingdom charts 22 years after it was first released.

Dalic's side was forced to go all the way against Denmark after that game was left at 1-1 after normal time in their round of 16 fixture, before again having to endure a 120-minute ordeal in their quarter-final against Russian Federation last Saturday.

Apart from having something to say about how one can win a World Cup, Henry will have to teach Lukaku how to dismantle France and score against the resilient Les Blues. "It's been an enjoyable journey, and we want to keep it going". We don't realise the support we're receiving like we did at the European Championships.

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