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England will seek to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 when they lock horns with a talented Croatia team on Wednesday for the right to play France for the trophy.

Mbappe appeared unsafe throughout, creating six scoring chances for his side, who will wait the winners of Wednesday's other semi between England and Croatia. "[France] President Emmanuel Macron came down to see us".

The win sent tens of thousands of French fans pouring onto the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris in scenes of joy last seen when France won the World Cup two decades ago.

"It was exceptional", Deschamps said in a pitchside interview.

"It is something exceptional - I am very happy for my players", he said. "It was hard to take two years ago, and we do not want a repeat of that". "We must take advantage of it now". "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the final".

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"It is an unforgettable moment - I remember Zizou at the Arc de Triomphe, and I hope that we will have our chance".

Finally, Antoine Griezmann told TF1 of the luck that Adil Rami's moustache has brought France in Russian Federation and his desire to bring the World Cup back to France.

"Forty-nine days together, it is a lot of things, hard things, the group stage, it is the merit of everyone", he said. They worked in '98 and we worked today, we reached out target to get to the final.

"I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals but with our state of mind we can climb mountains and that's what we've done so far".

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