Didier Deschamps hails French character after semi-final win

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The team's next job is to rest up and watch England and Croatia to see who it will be facing off against.

A football fanatic spent more than £1,000 on a last-minute trip to Russian Federation to watch England in the World Cup semi-final this week.

"It is unbelievable. It is the dream of dreams, the dream of the future, everything", Mbappe said.

"I was lost for words".

It was Brazil's exit - not Argentina's, not Spain's, not even Germany's - which created the greatest feeling of possibility at this World Cup for nations who haven't historically scalped the heights on the world's biggest sporting stage.

France coach Didier Deschamps looked back to happy and sad memories after France's 1-0 win over Belgium in their World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night. They were the only team still in it not to have beaten countries from both the right and left on the way to the Quarter Finals.

"What we didn't have was an global who has the knowledge of winning a World Cup, of being a footballer expected to perform in the eyes of the world and how it feels".

"They made a commitment of trying to help each other become a high-performance squad and to come together to be as good as we can at worldwide level has been a two-year process". Everyone is with us, we're all in this together.

We put tasty treats on each of the country's flags and after some unwanted interference from a feline friend, Tilly made her choice (which you can see in the video below).

Goalscorer Umtiti said the win had come on the back of the work of the entire team. The 25-year-old defender scored an excellent header and was rock solid in defense against Sweden a couple nights ago which drew praise from a lot of pundits and fans across the globe.

"I'm so, so proud of what all of the players and all of the staff have done because we've got to this point because the collective has been so strong". "We have a privilege to get to the final", he said, before saying he was "here to write a new page in history".