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While there were questions asked after a far-from-inspiring start, which included a controversial win over Australia and narrowly beating Peru, France still expectedly secured a knockout round spot early from a first round group where they were heavy favorites.

This was only Croatia's second ever World Cup semi-final after defeat in 1998 to France and it is France they will face on Sunday in Moscow. I wouldn't say that I'm young but I'm not old, yet, and we are going through nice things and want to finish it.

"So we have got to look at the progress we've made and, as the players get more experienced and there are other young players to come through that we think are very exciting as well, then slowly the style of play and threat we pose can evolve even more".

Back to his peak Arsenal form, it's great to see Giroud do everything he can to keep Belgium in the game. In 2017, after France had reached the final of EURO 2016, Deschamps signed a contract extension until 2020.

@MarkThomas0071 wrote: "If England get through, i will promise you that the 3 lions will be after the blood of the cockerel, we will chew you up and spit you out".

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"We've always had targets and we've achieved them but we wanted to go the whole way".

"It is an unforgettable moment - I remember Zizou at the Arc de Triomphe, and I hope that we will have our chance".

"Defending isn't my strong point, I'm not N'Golo, but I'll happily do it".

"There was little difference between us and France and, in the end, it was just one corner that proved decisive".

"It's very good for Belgium", she said. "But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us". The frustration is there because we didn't lose to a team who are better than us, we lost to a team who play nothing, just defend.

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He was more enthusiastic about Johnson , calling him "a friend of mine". "Maybe I'll speak to him when I get over there". In 1982, three foreign office ministers quit, taking responsibility for Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands.

"So we´re excited about the future but we also want to make the most of the opportunity we have tomorrow".

From FIFA to Paul Pogba and from Manchester United to Barcelona, masses around the world breathed a sigh of relief after the Wild Boars team finally emerged after more than two weeks trapped underground.

"Rami's moustache brought good luck", he said.

If France wins the title, Deschamps will be the third footballer to achieve the World Cup as a player and a manager after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.

"All players need to be mentioned but it's true that Pogba was nearly everywhere, not only in attack, but he was also efficient in defence", said the former midfielder, who has become only the fourth person to reach the World Cup final as a player and coach.

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The NHC said that the system is expected to dissipate however it will still bring gusty winds and showers to the Lesser Antilles. On Thursday afternoon, Tropical Storm Beryl was 1,330 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles moving west at 16 mph.

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