Paul Pogba wants his own World Cup star on France shirt

English fans cheering for England

English fans cheering for England

Paul Pogba has described reaching the World Cup final for France as a "beautiful" moment following an impressively calulcated 1-0 win over Belgium.

Like most of the country of 11 million, he was still proud of the team's performance at the World Cup, stunning Brazil in the quarter-final and putting recent disappointments behind it as Spanish coach Roberto Martinez galvanized a diverse group of millionaire club stars into a highly motivated unit.

"I think he's a wonderful player", De Bruyne said.

Croatia takes on England in the tournament's second semifinal match Wednesday at 2 pm ET.

"We have four days to share this happiness with our families and we will come back tomorrow calmly and see who is going to face us".

The 6ft 3in colossus is yet to open his goal-scoring account at the World Cup this summer, but manager Didier Deschamps likes him due to his hold-up play.

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic promised that his side won't be out for revenge in their World Cup final against France on Sunday.

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"Today I'm happy but it's not like the Euros". We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.

"Against Portugal we thought we had won it before the start of the game".

Asked what Macron told the players, Les Bleus young forward Kylian Mbappe told TF1: "He said he would come back for the final, to see us with the cup".

But she said, this was Belgium, where the beer flows well and people look out for each other: "Among us Belgians, we support each other massively". "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the final". I do not want to relive that. "It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult".

"A lot of pride", said the defender.

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