Matuidi recalled for France, Dembele starts for Belgium

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Belgium play on Saturday against the loser of Wednesday's semi-final between Croatia and England in the third place playoff.

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

Pogba has started five of France's six World Cup matches so far, missing only the 0-0 draw with Denmark in the group stage.

"We can feel the energy and the support from home and it´s a very special feeling and a privilege for us", Southgate said on Tuesday.


"This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong", Pogba wrote on his official Twitter account after Samuel Umtiti's headed goal put France in Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow, where they will play Croatia or England.

Finally, Antoine Griezmann told TF1 of the luck that Adil Rami's moustache has brought France in Russian Federation and his desire to bring the World Cup back to France. But England has not been in the final since 1966, when it won its only World Cup title.

"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said.

The BBC says one of the two videos in which Vida appeared was posted online after Croatia beat host Russian Federation for the right to play in the semi-final against England. "It may repeat itself once, maybe never". So excellent, in fact, that his Manchester United manager - a man who reportedly hasn't had the best of relationships with him in the last few months - singled him out for praise.


It was a painful defeat for Belgium, foiled at the semi-final for the second time in their history, as the clock ticks on their so-called "golden generation" of players.

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.

"I am here with them today to write a new page in history, the most handsome page".


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