Paul Pogba devotes win to rescued Thai soccer team

Ivan Rakitic tackles Barcelona club mate Lionel Messi as Croatia beat Argentina in the World Cup

Ivan Rakitic tackles Barcelona club mate Lionel Messi as Croatia beat Argentina in the World Cup

If you follow football (or "soccer" as it's known in North America) then you'll no doubt be tuned into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is now taking place in Russian Federation.

The Golden Boot is is the name of the award presented to the player who scores the most goals in the World Cup.

"I don't have the words".

One of the most recognisable statues in Leeds city centre is now proudly showing its support for Gareth Southgate and his team ahead of their huge World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia.

"Even in my wildest dreams I didn't imagine this", he explained in his post-match press conference.

As the tournament reaches its final three games, fans are not only starting to wonder about who will bring home the World Cup trophy, but who will take home the tournament's five other awards.

"We had to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks, but congratulations to my players and my staff".

France coach Didier Deschamps fell into Umtiti's arms after the final whistle.

"We've seen the videos from back home and it seems like the country is really coming together so we're happy to have that influence".

"But, that has not been the case here, because we didn't produce the energy and sharpness needed to break down a side like this France team, " he said. "We had to defend very deep sometimes", Deschamps said.

"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said.

"France were in the final of the Euros - nearly they are used to being in these sort of big games, and I thought we coped with that side really well, so I don't want any of my players to be frustrated, disappointed". "It has a slightly different feel for me, but it's nice to hear people enjoying it again". The teams have not met since qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when England won 4-1 in Zagreb and 5-1 at Wembley Stadium.

After praising his players for their performances in reaching the final, Deschamps was asked about his own contribution.

Unsurprisingly, the mood in the England camp is positive but one thing Southgate has instilled in his players is a willingness to confront negative moments and learn from them.

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