Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals

Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals

Rudy Gobert reacts to France reaching the FIFA World Cup finals

But Mbappe is focused on team glory and responded to questions about the Ballon d'Or by telling TF1: 'I couldn't care less about that. I can improve and get better...

They will contest Sunday's World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow against the victor of Croatia-England.

Deschamps also recalled France's defeat to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris two years ago, and revealed it's still weighing on the team.

Five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to receive the award again after winning a third straight Champions League crown with Real Madrid.

Croatia rallies past England to reach World Cup final
Croatia dumped England out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinal on Wednesday and mercilessly trolled the English after the win. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England , rallying for 2-1 victory Wednesday.

"We had to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks, but congratulations to my players and my staff". We did not come here to have a good tournament and to finish fourth.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba has grown in confidence and form during France's run to the World Cup final.

Luka Modric inspired Croatia to their 2-1 extra-time victory over England in the semi-finals, but Pogba insists it would be a mistake to consider him the only threat.

As for who they will be backing come Sunday, when France will face either Croatia or ancient rivals England, some in Belgium admit that, for all their closeness to French culture, especially in the French-speaking south, it will be hard to cheer for Tuesday's victors in the "Asterix vs Tintin" derby. We were there [in 2016], we were close to winning the title and we missed.

England set World Cup set-piece record
Just the small matter of a game in which Croatia stand between Southgate and his ambition of matching Sir Alf Ramsey's feat of taking England to the World Cup final .

Deschamps is aiming to join Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager.

In the end, France defeated Belgium 1-0 thanks to Samuel Umtiti's second-half header.

Sophie Franssen, a 31-year-old banking assistant, confessed she was not a big soccer fan but felt the tournament had lifted the mood of the country and brought its often fractious French- and Dutch-speakers, as well as immigrant communities, together. The victor will challenge France in Sunday's final.

World shocked by Federer's loss to Anderson
Kevin Anderson , who played at the University of IL , knocked defending champion Roger Federer out of Wimbledon Wednesday. He won only 3 of 12 break points on Anderson's serve in the match. "I just feel sorry for him and congrats to Kevin".

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