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Didier Deschamps: France still not over loss in Euro 2016 final

Didier Deschamps: France still not over loss in Euro 2016 final

France will face either England or Croatia in Sunday's final. "We know what it takes and in such moments you forget any fatigue you may feel", said the 29-year-old Liverpool player. "I want to win the World Cup - the Ballon d'Or is not my problem".

France reached the World Cup final 20 years ago after a semi-final victory was sealed by a Lilian Thuram header against Croatia, and Deschamps was asked if he felt Umtiti's goal from similar circumstances was a sign of destiny for his side.

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Giroud, 31, kept his starting spot for France in the semi-final clash and has started five of his nation's six matches in the tournament so far.




The Spanish champions invited the team to play in their worldwide academy tournament next year as well as watch a first-team game at the Nou Camp, while the Red Devils said they would love to "welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season".

"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said. So excellent, in fact, that his Manchester United manager - a man who reportedly hasn't had the best of relationships with him in the last few months - singled him out for praise.

Captain Eden Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession. "We´ll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien, as the crowd chanted: "We´re in the final!"


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