"We would like to host them and share with them the happiness of football, hoping that this can go some way to helping them after everything they've been through in the last few weeks". "I think he had a very good game", he said on Russian TV. "I'll be at the park for the party afterwards, for whatever happens". They beat Colombia in the round of 16 and Sweden in the quarter-final only to go down fighting against Croatia. They were losing 1-0 and came back.
Just like every other World Cup, this one has been full of surprises and upsets.
On their opponents, he said: "The Croats had a very hard match and they were behind". Although they ultimately didn't make it to the finals, no one could have predicted South Korea crushing Germany or Uruguay besting Portugal.
'We are all happy to be staying in Moscow, that was our goal. We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together. "We are chasing something and will do everything to succeed".
Pogba has played well at the World Cup, being a key part of France's run to the final and even attracting praise from long-term detractors such as Graeme Souness. It is unknown territory for Croatia however. They want to win.
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However, Ronaldo took out time to pen down a heartwarming letter for everyone at Madrid confirming his departure. With 3 consecutive UEFA Champions League titles, Real Madrid are undoubtedly a dominant force in Europe.
"I don't have a star".
"He has grown in the team, he's an expressive player and his performance only increases his importance to the side", Deschamps said.
French defender Varane and forward Ousmane Dembele and Croatia's Rakitic are all Barcelona teammates, while French centre back Varane will be up against his Real Madrid team mates in Luka Modric and Kovacic. "France didn't play at all, they defended with 11 players within 40 meters of their goal", Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois told Belgian TV channel RTBF. "The plan is to win the match".
Sunday's final in Moscow against Croatia is a repeat of the 1998 semi-final, with Croatia wanting revenge for their defeat 20 years ago. "He had freedom to keep the ball away from unsafe areas, to keep the ball, to assist Griezmann for a great chance, he was very mature", said the Manchester United boss. We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass.