England target World Cup final but gifted Croatia stand in the way


Paul Pogba dedicated France's semi-final win over Belgium on Tuesday to members of the Thai football team who were rescued from a flooded cave.

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. He was more creative in terms of recovery of the ball, one-on-ones, he performed very well.

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NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman says today's match is being played against a political backdrop.

Pogba, 25, was instrumental in the semi-final win in St Petersburg, as Samuel Umtiti's goal in the 51st minute put the 1998 champions in the World Cup final against the victor of Croatia and England.

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"We didn't win the Euros final, so that's why it's close to my heart now to reach this level at the World Cup", he said.

Asked what Macron said, Mbappe replied: "President Macron said that he would see us in the semifinals, and that he was going to come back to see us with the World Cup".

"It's too early to make a sort of assessment of the (Russia) tournament at the moment, we need to focus on that final game, coming back to St Petersburg and facing the opportunity of fighting for that third place".

A couple of others will also be hoping for the two favourites to advance after picking England and France to meet in the final a week ago, with a bet of $2,100 to return $21,000 and another of $1,000 stake to return $10,000. And the last time it played in the final four was 20 years ago, in 1998. I feel very proud for my group. From there, he helped analyse the game for RT, who he's been working for during the World Cup. "We worked hard. I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone".

"We wanted to reach this final, and now we have made it", he told TF1.