Lloris Wants France to Learn From Euro 2016 Heartbreak

Kevin de Bruyne says Martinez has instilled much-need belief in Belgium's players

Kevin de Bruyne says Martinez has instilled much-need belief in Belgium's players

France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book their place in the Moscow showpiece against either Croatia or England, who meet on Wednesday night. "Maybe that's because they are quite young and have their careers still in front of them". "And in my role I've got the eyes into Euro 2020 so it's not the right moment to make an assessment just yet".

Fifa had invited the boys to the World Cup final although the world football governing body said that due to medical reasons, the boys would not be in a position to travel to the game, although they would invite them to an event in the future.

While there were questions asked after a far-from-inspiring start, which included a controversial win over Australia and narrowly beating Peru, France still expectedly secured a knockout round spot early from a first round group where they were heavy favorites.

This marks the first time since 2006 that the World Cup semifinal is comprised of only European teams. London's Wembley Stadium will host the semi-finals and the final. We're tired but there can be no excuses: we've got to the semi-final, we're here to enjoy ourselves and give our all, we do not want to say we're worn out or exhausted.

"My disappointment is huge but it wasn't about having a good tournament and coming "top four" - it was about trying to win it. It was about winning the tournament", the Spaniard told journalists after Tuesday's match.

Players like captain Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois are still aged under 28 and will be eager to have another chance. It's a dream. We are going through to the World Cup final - but you have to realise that dream.

Kompany said the team's performance in Russian Federation - the Belgians were the tournament's top scorers going into Tuesday's semifinal - should give the domestic game a shot of self-confidence.

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Seven of Belgium's 23-man squad are in their 30s.

And it came from the unlikeliest of sources - Paris Saint-Germain defender with Congolese roots Presnel Kimpembe.

"For Croatian football and Croatia as a country this is history being written", said the 51-year-old Dalic.

Didier Deschamps praised Paul Pogba for his display against Belgium.

Dalic, who enjoyed a solid but unspectacular career as a midfielder in Croatia, was given the national job a year ago after success as a coach in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Giroud the weakest point for France, Mbappe's pace will scare the daylights out of most defences - not sure how Maguire and Stones would cope with him running at them.

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