Paul Pogba dedicates France's win to Thai cave survivors

Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate

Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate

Pogba, 25, was instrumental in the semi-final win in St Petersburg, as Samuel Umtiti's goal in the 51st minute put the 1998 champions in the World Cup final against the victor of Croatia and England.

As the clock ticks down to the match against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, Tottenham midfielder Alli has spoken of his journey and the "privilege" of being in Russian Federation.

That being said, Croatia has never made it to a World Cup final, so it's equally hungry to make history.

"We've seen the videos from back home and it seems like the country is really coming together so we're happy to have that influence". Among the spectators watching in St Petersburg was Pamela Anderson (inset), girlfriend of Adil Rami.

"We had to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks, but congratulations to my players and my staff".

There are a lot of eccentric, slightly odd things about England's most talented young player.

Durham Constabulary said in a statement: "When England beat Sweden to win through to the World Cup semi-finals, our officers had the busiest night of the year. As players, we know that sometimes you can have games where your control isn't as good as it should be or your decision making isn't as sharp - and I felt like it was one of those games", he said.

"And we have to be like that, I think, if we are going to get in the final, so we'll have to perform well and play well."

France's Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday appears to rub it in for the Belgian team when he said, "I'm in the final'".

After a slow start, the star filled French squad - featuring world class players such as Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba - have impressed in the knockout stages in Russian Federation.

The Champs-Elysees - the main shopping street in Paris, leading to the Arc de Triomphe - was swamped by football fans rejoicing in France going all the way to the final game in Moscow on Sunday.

Croatia just managed to overcome the host nation Russian Federation in the quarter-finals after winning 4-3 on penalties.

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