Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Victory for Gareth Southgate's men will see them take on France in the World Cup final on Sunday in Moscow, while defeat will mean a third-place play-off against Belgium on Saturday.

Former England worldwide Wayne Rooney on Tuesday praised the performance displayed by England in the ongoing World Cup in Russian Federation. Goals by Robert Prosinećki in the 13th minute and Davor Šuker in the 35th minute wrote history for Croatian football.

Umtiti played his part in a strong defensive effort by the French, too, helping to shut out the highest-scoring team at the tournament and leaving Belgium's golden generation of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku to regret another missed opportunity at a major tournament.

There, France would wait for Croatia again, just like they did in Saint-Denis on July 8, 1998.

"At that time I didn't know him but now he's been playing for a year and a half".

"Football is lovely because we can make our supporters and all of the French people feel emotions", the captain said.

He added: "We were in Zagreb for the game against Russian Federation and I've never seen anything like it to be honest, it was incredible.

We will do everything it takes to ensure we are on the right side this time, and not repeat what happened two years ago".

Asked what Macron, who had been in the stands, said, he replied: "He said he would come back for the final, to see us with the Cup". He's broken out over the last 12 months, especially at the World Cup.

"It's me that scored", Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game".

France lost the Euro 2016 final to Portugal.

She said: "I'm hoping Croatia can reach the final but I'm expecting a really intense game".

"A lot of pride", said the defender. "Now I want to go and see what's going on in Russian Federation", said one fan, Michael Roberts, 27, as he waited for his flight.

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