Belgium and England reluctantly meet again

Paul Pogba France

England will play their final match of the tournament on Saturday afternoon at 3PM on ITV.

On this date exactly 20 years ago, Croatia achieved the greatest success in its football history after winning the bronze of the 1998 World Cup in France.

France will have had 24 hours longer to prepare for the game after edging out Belgium 1-0 in 90 minutes in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for Federation Internationale de Football Association to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home.

But, Luka Modric was chosen for the role and those same people said he was not fit for the role because of his shy nature but at this World Cup he has showed everyone how wrong they were.

From FIFA to Paul Pogba and from Manchester United to Barcelona, masses around the world breathed a sigh of relief after the Wild Boars team finally emerged after more than two weeks trapped underground.

"Want to know how insane we are?" said Fran Colak, a Croatian Saultite who had come down to the gathering to watch the semi-final game.

A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final
Olivier Giroud provides a focal point in attack. "It is good to see that with such a young team France is progressing well". Other midfield options include Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel and Yannick Carrasco.

The final takes place in Moscow at 4pm BST, with it being France's first World Cup final since their penalty loss to Italy in 2006.

"We showed character and mentality, it was very hard for us tonight".

"We believe this simple gesture can help these faces recover the joy and smiles that no child should ever lose", Vieira said in the letter. But I think the Belgium players they go home with a bad feeling.

'We are all happy to be staying in Moscow, that was our goal.

"But for these players, many have come of age on an worldwide stage and I couldn't be prouder with what they've done".

On that occasion, the Uruguayans defeated a heavily-fancied Brazil team 2-1 at the Maracana in the final second-stage group game, which effectively served as the tournament's final.

"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 we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us".

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