France's lost Euro 2016 final a driving force for coach Deschamps

France's lost Euro 2016 final a driving force for coach Deschamps

"I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere", Lloris told reporters at a pre-match press conference.

Alli was part of the England squad who crashed out of Euro 2016 with defeat by Iceland and he said Southgate had encouraged the players to confront that memory before the tournament.

France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow.

He said, "Moreover, the fact that we couldn't score the game's first goal was a problem to us, because of the way the France team was organised".

However, they are four places ahead of Sweden who England defeated 2-0 in the quarter-finals.

Kane is now leading the Golden Boot race at this summer's World Cup with six goals, helping his side to the semi-finals of the competition in the process.


Deschamps is aiming to join Germany's Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager. They should beat Croatia.

France's goalkeeper also made two key saves to add to some similar heroics in the previous rounds but looked to play down his individual performance.

What's more, a quick browse on the World Cup collection section on the official M&S website, where the Southgate-style waistcoat is priced at £65, shows that it's only available in XXL online.

France might be the favorite to win the World Cup at this point.

"Of course, it's not the same if you play two 90min matches and two 120min matches, but I still believe we have had ample time to recover and we are professional enough to know who needs what with what kind of recovery. In national setups such time is unavailable, but we have some similarities as we also play with the ball and try to attack".

But De Bruyne's best moments came when he combined with Eden Hazard on the opposite side of the pitch to the one he was stationed on, and Belgium missed his ability to pick a pass, with striker Romelu Lukaku mostly deprived of service. "He's going to be a hard task but if we are ready to give our all like we did against Argentina, then I don't believe there will be problems".

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