“We will be sad today and tomorrow but after some weeks we will be proud of this team”.
When no one gave Russian Federation any chance in the World Cup, Cheryshev’s four goals from five games took them to the quarter-final of the tournament.
He said: “They have incredible talent”.
According to USA Today, Mbappe, who scored four goals this year for France, made a decision to donate his earnings from the tournament to a charity that gives free sports instruction to hospitalised and disabled children in sports, Premiers de Cordee.
While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France’s new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and firepower to dominate worldwide football for years to come.
Back in the sporting world, German NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki was probably the only German fan to have fun whilst watching the World Cup.
It appeared at one stage prior to the World Cup that he could be heading for pastures new, with Barcelona making no secret of their desire to land a proven performer.
The runners-up in Sunday’s showpiece at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium will receive $28m.
“I respect France but Croatia, it’s in my heart”.
Remarkably, that figure is double the previous record, which was set 20 years ago at the 1998 World Cup in France, where six own goals were scored.
“Two bad decisions have really turned this game on its head”, Said former England captain Rio Ferdinand.
“It is really lovely. We are a bit sad but we must also be proud of what we’ve done”.
Diego Maradona will always be remembered as one of the greatest players of all-time for his exploits in 1986, but he became an increasing attraction for ridicule in Russian Federation.
Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos was both happy and sad for his club teammates. “We are coming from very far and it has not always been easy, but thanks to hard work, they are here and are on top of the world for the next four years”.