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Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup, which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia.

The 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped by rising floodwaters after setting off to explore a cave complex in northern Thailand after football training on June 23. I know that sometimes you are doing good, sometimes you are doing bad, but that's how you grow.

"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. That's their right. They know when an opponent plays very deep, that's where we have problems.

Despite Pogba's fine showing for France throughout the World Cup, Souness made a decision to dismiss the midfielder's "game management" prior to today's World Cup final against Croatia. But they are mentally very strong.

It all shows how a World Cup can turn a player's fortunes around in a short period of time.

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Sunday's World Cup matchup between France and Croatia will come down to midfield play, former USA men's team captain Landon Donovan said.

"At this World Cup, the star-studded teams relying on the big names are already on the beach".

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It's without a doubt the best opportunity for Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to win a major worldwide trophy. These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament. "We've been facing different games", Martinez added.

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But he promised an attacking approach from his side, who finished second in Group F thanks to wins over Germany and South Korea. Firstly, Layun was picked up by cameras actually lifting Neymar on the turf after he believed him to be feigning injury.

Instead, it will be Croatia who face France at the Luzhniki Stadium to compete for football's ultimate prize. "They are a top-drawer team with fantastic players".

The French side lost the Euro Championship in 2016 to less-fancied Portugal after beating Germany in the semi-final.

'We are all happy to be staying in Moscow, that was our goal.

The pundit has a penchant for criticising Paul Pogba, often singling out the Manchester United player for particular scrutiny.

"Torn between France, the only African team in the finals, and Croatia, my favourite and underdog".

France has a world-class midfield of its own with the tireless Kante, the world's best at breaking up the play, aided by Matuidi allowing Paul Pogba more attacking freedom than he enjoys at his club.

But first there is the small matter of winning the World Cup.

Here are the players of France getting their medals, while greeting Putin, FIFA president Gianni Infantino, French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.