Kenyans celebrate their 'cousin' Umtiti after World Cup heroics

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

United manager Mourinho, who reportedly fell out with the midfielder last season, was delighted with Pogba's display in France's 1-0 semi-final win over Belgium on Tuesday night.

Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann share a joke in training ahead of the World Cup final.

"I don't want to prove nothing to nobody".

It's just an anti-football team.

However, Griezmann has since said his only goal is to win the World Cup and doesn't care how.

"Zinedine Zidane is a legend and football icon and Griezmann is on his way to becoming one too", he said in the official FIFA press conference.

"I know the taste of defeat and it's really bad, so we want to finish this tournament well", Pogba said.


As a member of the France squad that suffered heartache on home soil in the final of Euro 2016, Pogba knows completing such a historic task is no formality.

France are heavy favourites to lift the World Cup in Moscow on Sunday when they face Croatia, who beat England in the second semi.

"My game is changing, now I am more likely to dictate the rhythm or hold onto the ball".

"Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?"

After a slow start in Russia, France have picked up form.

The ex-Super Eagles winger, who is a member of FIFA's Technical Study Group, said that France are the favorites to win the final due to their influential midfielder, N'Golo Kanté.

France have not won the World Cup since 1998 but reached the final in 2006 where they lost to Italy on penalties.

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