"This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong", Pogba wrote on his official Twitter account after Samuel Umtiti's headed goal put France in Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow. It's a dream. We are going through to the World Cup final - but you have to realise that dream. "I'd like to send out shirts to them". Griezmann asked in his pre-match press conference.
Griezmann said he had changed the way he plays for France in order to benefit the team.
As a member of the France squad that suffered heartache on home soil in the final of Euro 2016, Pogba knows completing such a historic task is no formality.
"My game is changing, now I am more likely to dictate the rhythm or hold onto the ball".
However, France boss Deschamps started with Blaise Matuidi on the left wing for the last-four clash to give some cover.
ICYMI at Wimbledon - A looooong semifinal and unfinished business highlight wild day
Kevin Anderson celebrates winning a point against John Isner during their long semifinal match Friday at Wimbledon . But the 31-year-old has been rejuvenated at Wimbledon, sweeping into the semi-finals for the eighth time.
The 24-year old Barcelona player scored the all-important goal in the contest played Wednesday night. Their blend of experienced campaigners like Griezmann and Paul Pogba, and young stars like Kylian Mbappe and Benjamin Pavard, ensures they are the bookmakers' favourites.
On Sunday, when France goes for global soccer glory against Croatia in the World Cup final, they will do so almost 20 years to the day from when the country first won a World Cup.
'I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football.' Hazard added: 'I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France'.
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