Exhausted Croatia must draw on reserves for France final

Belgian soccer fans celebrate their team's World Cup victory against Japan in Jette a Brussels municipality on July 2

Belgian soccer fans celebrate their team's World Cup victory against Japan in Jette a Brussels municipality on July 2

Queen Mathilde of Belgium was also present at the stadium.

Saturday's match is sure to feel like an unnecessary exertion to some, but it offers the chance to secure England's second-best World Cup finish as Sir Bobby Robson's semi-finalists lost their third-place play-off in 1990.

The Nice striker, 27, did have some positive words for England, as he praised Kieran Trippier's opening goal of Wednesday's match in Moscow. We've always known when it will be played-Sunday, July 15-but we now know who will contest it, too: France and Croatia.

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

In the match, France relied on their excellent set of defenders, as Samuel Umtiti and company managed to hold the high-flying offense of Belgium scoreless. It's always there every time we wear the shirt of our national team, we want to play with pride, we want to play well and win. "It was so painful two years ago we have to savor it". "But it's a game that's part of the World Cup.so we'll put in that performance and give it the best we can". The fairytale continues for Zlatko Dalic's team, which has once again shown its indomitable character.

England captain Kane told ITV Sport: "It's tough".

"I think [Belgium coach 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 he knew what to do, he left very little waste".

Spirit of warriors: Dalic says his players will not be exhausted for their historic final against France.

It was a painful defeat for Belgium, foiled at the semi-final for the second time in their history, as the clock ticks on their so-called "golden generation" of players. We've played five hard games and they've taken their toll.

In delirious scenes in Paris, fans let off fire crackers and released smoke flares - and predicted they would win a second World Cup.

"It's his quality that he's been showing for many years".

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