Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

France progress to World Cup final with 1-0 win over Belgium

France progress to World Cup final with 1-0 win over Belgium

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had a hamstring injury during extra time against Russian Federation but remained in the match and played his role when the game went to penalties.

Gascoigne, visibly emotional having heard that recounting of the story for the first time, and his reaction serve as a display of how impactful Robson had been in his young life at that time. He's been showing us season in, season out, that he is among the best strikers in the Premier League.

"But, that has not been the case here, because we didn't produce the energy and sharpness needed to break down a side like this France team, " he said.

Deschamps is aiming to join Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager. Each of those winners will play in the World Cup Final on Sunday. We've been playing well, we're learning and we're all enjoying it.

A much tougher test is expected in Moscow today against a Croatia side that swept past Argentina in the group stages and boasts the midfield talents of Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona. Belgium finally showed on the pitch why so many rate them so highly and have tipped them to do well in this tournament.

"We are going to turn up in our England tops - we're genuine".

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First and foremost, Hazard is focusing on the task at hand which is firing Belgium to a first ever World Cup Final. As I have said at least 100 times, I am at Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer'.

'I think he's a brilliant captain, very calm and professional and keeps calm under pressure.

After praising his players for their performances in reaching the final, Deschamps was asked about his own contribution.

The other semi-final pits England (No. 12) against a beat up team from Croatia (No. 20).

Martinez admitted Saturday's third-fourth place play-off game is not one for which it will be easy to prepare, but challenged his players to see it as another opportunity.

But first we must get over Croatia, who are will be a tough team - but the team is getting better and better. "It is not until you look at social media and the internet that you realise how big it is", Alli said on Monday.

"I'm not going to be too humble, either", he said. The victor will play the victor of England-Croatia in the World Cup Final this weekend.

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