Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

Vermaelen believes France will be tougher opponents than five-times world champions Brazil

However, when they turn into symbols of competing nationalisms, as it will be seen in St Petersburg where Belgium and France will vie for a place in the World Cup final (the French have a 2-1 lead in the mega tournament), then the task to find a difference between them will be too hard.

The other semi-final pits England (No. 12) against a beat up team from Croatia (No. 20).

The World Cup is set to get back underway this afternoon.

To be fair to Neville he has been gushing over England's performances in Russian Federation, so he will be quite happy to have been proved wrong by wing back Trippier, centre-back Maguire and goalkeeper Pickford, who have all been vast so far for the their Country.

Incredible scenes have filled the town centre after the team progressed through the competition reaching the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. I'm very proud of them.

"There is still one more step to take, but we are proud of what we have done".

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"An extraordinary worldwide effort by Thai-led team who rescued 12 boys & Wild Boars soccer coach ", she said on Twitter. There was a global outpouring of relief after it was announced that all 12 of the boys and their coach had been rescued.

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It might even end with an England-France final.

Pogba and France overcame Belgium 1-0 in St. Petersburg to book their date in the final in Moscow on July 15.

Croatia takes on England in the tournament's second semifinal match Wednesday at 2 pm ET.

It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stage, after they eliminated Russian Federation in a penalty shootout at the weekend. 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.

Fans in Paris celebrate France's victory against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals.

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. "We´ll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien, as the crowd chanted: "We´re in the final!"

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