Paul Pogba claims France won't repeat mistake England made vs Croatia

Paul Pogba claims France won't repeat mistake England made vs Croatia

"When they scored against Croatia, and for a long time after, it looked like England would win 1-0", he told the Paddy Power blog.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

A defiant Paul Pogba believes he is proving at this World Cup that he is far more of a team player than the critics who accuse him of self-interest often claim and insisted no one could ever question his love for football.

Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in the semi-final clash in Moscow, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the victor in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier´s free-kick opener.

The victory sparked wild celebrations in Croatia, where tens of thousands of fans poured onto the streets and squares, singing, letting off flares and waving red-white-and-blue flags.

We are in the final of a World Cup. He is used to it though in this World Cup after playing against Lionel Messi in the last 16, Luis Suarez in the quarterfinal and - although he didn't actually take to the field - Thomas Vermaelen in the semifinal.

"This is fantastic. Two players played with half a leg, but it didn´t show". He netted the equaliser thanks to a quite brilliant finish and laid on the victor for Mario Mandzukic in extra time.

"They have upped their game over the past several games", Ivan Perisic said. "Nobody gave up", said Dalic.

"This time we don't want to make that mistake and we will approach the game differently". "It was a golden opportunity - they didn't have a hard run".

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In London, an initial wave of elation turned to heartbreak as 30,000 beer-soaked fans in Hyde Park watched their team come up short.

The match peaked with 26.6 million viewers as the final whistle blew at just after 9:30PM.

Then there were gasps and thousands of hands held on to heads when Harry Kane nearly scored a second goal on the half hour.

"It's massive that we had a good tournament and restored pride in the nation. I would like to thank all of the staff who came in on days off to assist us". In extra time nobody wanted to be subbed.

"Lots of calls coming in for fights and other incidents leaving people injured when they didn't need to be".

The two sides must pick themselves up and dust themselves down after suffering the crushing disappointment of semi-final defeats to play for the modest prize of third place in a fixture often criticised as pointless. "The World Cup may never open up so obligingly again", the paper said.

La Liga's president Javier Tebas said: "When the moment is right and everyone is ready I would like to invite the children and their coach to go to a Liga game".

Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final with a 2-1 extra-time win over England on Wednesday night, a day after Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0.

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