Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

England V. Croatia, Winner Will Play France

After a diligent and hardworking performance was pivotal to France's victory over Belgium in the World Cup semi-final, Pogba dedicated the victory to the 12 boys who were pulled out of a cave in Thailand after they were trapped for 12 long days.

However, the game was mostly dominated by Belgium with 63 per cent of possession but Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante impressed in midfield for Didier Deschamps's side.

"This team is nowhere near the level they´re going to be capable of, partly because of their age and partly because over the next few years, with us and with their clubs, they´re going to have more and more big-match experiences".

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"FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration", a spokesman said.

Samuel Umtiti's second-half header was enough for France as they overcame Belgium 1-0 in Saint Petersburg to reach world football's showpiece event for the third time.

"I think Pogba today showed why he went for so much money", Ferdinand said on BBC Sport's Match of the Day.

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"In honour of our England getting to the semi-final, we've chose to decorate one of our buses to show our support. The pressure of a World Cup, can they handle it?", Neville told ITV.

"I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates". I'm very proud of them. After winning Group D, Croatia beat Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty kicks to get to this point, while England knocked out Colombia in the round of 16 in penalties before taking down Sweden in the quarterfinals.

France lost the Euro 2016 final to Portugal. "We worked hard. I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone".

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