A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

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"I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had chose to put (Marouane) Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball, but he knew what to do, he left very little waste".

"It has been a few years since he said what he said about me". "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the final".

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino had invited the boys' Wild Boars football team to Sunday's World Cup final last week.

Statistically speaking, France had Belgium's number when it came to taking shots for most of the game.

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It was a two-year process for Roberto Martinez to harness the individual talents of Belgium's golden generation and bring them to the brink of the World Cup final, he said on Monday. We were lucky enough to be in that final and we missed out on something handsome. "They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final, I'm very satisfied". "It was an important step and we hope to be celebrating on Sunday - it is fantastic". We worked hard defensively. 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. The wait for England to reach a second final dates back to 1966, when it won the World Cup for the only time. Les Bleus topped Group C without really convincing, but knockout-stage wins over Argentina and Uruguay have enhanced their credentials as serious contenders.

Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after German great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo.

"Whatever the name on the Arc de Triomphe, we just want this World Cup".

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