A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

Alli heads in England's second. Image PA Images

Alli heads in England's second. Image PA Images

Pogba later took to social media to dedicate France's win over Belgium to the football team that was rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand.

Elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs extracted the final batch of four boys, plus the 25-year-old coach, via a treacherous escape route that required them to squeeze through narrow, water-filled tunnels in darkness.

It was only two years ago that France reached the European Championship final on home soil, only to lose to Portugal in extra-time, and Deschamps told TF1 that result was still weighing on the team's minds.

But FIFA said it had been informed "that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow".


"Even when things don't exactly go Les Bleus' way, these young hardworking players get impressive results", Marcus said in Tuesday's edition of "The Banter." "We had the ball but have to give credit to the way France defended, and we couldn't find that little bit of magic in front of goal". "We worked hard. I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone".

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made another excellent save to help his team to victory and he called reaching the final "crazy". "It was an important step and we hope to be celebrating on Sunday - it is fantastic". In the match, France relied on their excellent set of defenders, as Samuel Umtiti and company managed to hold the high-flying offense of Belgium scoreless. To try to finish third in the World Cup doesn't happen often. More than 95% of the money has come in for over 2.5 in the total goals market, including one bet of $6,000 at $2.15.

He said: "I think Croatia have a better side".

The Fatling also pointed out that some people who are not interested in the football may just want to get to work and carry on with their daily business.

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