Didier Deschamps: France still not over loss in Euro 2016 final

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2018

"I am perfectly ready and fit and I can say the same for my team-mates".

Deschamps, who captained France as they won the 1998 World Cup on home soil, hailed the character of his young team and credited his players' effort at the back.

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Samuel Umtiti broke through in the 51st minute, and France held on to defeat Belgium 1-0, sending Les Bleus to the World Cup final.

It won't just be football fans in Paris and London hoping for France and England wins this week, with a number of Kiwi punters eagerly awaiting the outcome of the semi-finals.

France will face either England or Croatia in Sunday's final.

N'Golo Kante spoke of his "immense joy" and "pride" at the feat and promised to give everything in the Moscow final. "We were all happy, all hugging", Mbappe said. "It was hard to take two years ago, and we do not want a repeat of that".

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

"We wanted to reach this final, and now we have made it", he told TF1.

Manchester United are scheduled to fly out on their preseason tour of the United States on Sunday, the same day as the World Cup final. "We worked hard. I scored but we delivered a good match and I'm very proud of everyone". "We already managed a set piece like this in the quarterfinals, it worked perfectly. He knows what he has to do and what he does on the pitch can only increase his legitimacy in the group".

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