Arsene Wenger explains why Paul Pogba has improved at the World Cup

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In a modern sporting miracle, Croatia, a nation of just four million people, will play in the FIFA World Cup™ Final.

Queen Mathilde of Belgium was also present at the stadium.

Mario Balotelli responded to England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia with a message on Instagram in which he said it was payback to all those who had insulted him down the years. Didier Deschamps' side will now face the victor of Wednesday's tie between England and Croatia in Moscow.

"They were delighted. Then they suddenly realised that I was underneath them".

No team has ever made it to the World Cup final after going to extra-time in all three prior knockout rounds - England twice won in extra-time in 1990 before losing on penalties to West Germany in the semi-finals.

"It's tough, we're gutted", Kane said.

"It's me that scored", Umtiti said, "but we all delivered a big game".

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Indeed, many spectators thought the same, given that the Croatian side came from two successive matches that went to penalties. Croatia were last in the semi-finals in 1998 and captain Luka Modric reckons their good fortune is long overdue.

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Paul Pogba hopes to add a star to his France shirt by winning the World Cup, two decades after their only triumph in 1998.

"We are conscious of the situation, we do not want to make the same mistakes like two years ago".

Croatia will now play France in Sunday's final and for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford it was a case of what might have been.

'I think [Roberto] Martinez had chose to put [Marouane] Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball. "But we have our hearts, our pride and our players and that is what is really important to us".

As more players piled on, they crashed into the photographers.

In delirious scenes in Paris, fans let off fire crackers and released smoke flares - and predicted they would win a second World Cup. "It is the most important one of all".

But Pogba has been a key part of France's team at the World Cup and impressed alongside N'Golo Kante throughout the tournament in Russian Federation. "We´ll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien, as the crowd chanted: "We´re in the final!"