Deschamps full of praise for Pogba

Despite the prospect of England reaching a first World Cup final since lifting the trophy on home soil in 1966, the squad looked relaxed during the open section of their morning session.

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“I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had made a decision to put [Marouane] Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball”.

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He’s ready to face the music now and says “it’s nice to hear people enjoying it again”. “We want to play our best game”. They then edged out Denmark and host-country Russian Federation on penalties in the knockout stages to set up a semi-final with England.

Statistically speaking, France had Belgium’s number when it came to taking shots for most of the game. “Something had to change to get the results”, Dalic said. “This is what drives, that is our petrol”, Dalic said.

Henry did everything he could to help Belgium bring down France, but ultimately the team with more goals than any in the tournament was unable to score in the semifinals.

The team, led by Coach Stanislav Cherchesov, scored the third largest number of goals of all competing countries, while other teams scored seven goals against Russian Federation.

France last won the World Cup in 1998, with captain Deschamps lifting the trophy in Paris after a resounding 3-0 triumph over Brazil in a one-sided final.

“FIFA’s priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration”, a spokesman said. “I can not tell you [if he will play on Wednesday]”, Dalic said.

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“I’ve been there going out to the pubs to watch England back in the day and it’s surreal to see everyone doing that”. You’re disappointed because you lose the semi-final, and it’s very hard to see the opportunity of playing another game as a positive.

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