France's jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water. The talent they have goes beyond those who started this summer as well, with Corentin Tolisso, Nabil Fekir, Thomas Lemar and Ousmane Dembele all waiting in the shadows. I prefer a technical team like Croatia, and that's why I think they will win.
"That is football. If you know how to defend well you are guaranteed to have two or three opportunities to have a counter attack or a set piece and that can make the difference". France are always unsafe due to their speed.
Former president Jacques Chirac enjoyed a surge in popularity following France's 1998 victory - and Macron too will be hoping for the same amid a poll ratings slump.
They then struck twice midway through the second half to put the game beyond the Croats.
Back in the sporting world, German NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki was probably the only German fan to have fun whilst watching the World Cup.
French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.
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As for James, Never would like to design another piece off the Lakers' latest superstar, but perhaps during the season. "I thought I had learned a long time ago to never touch religion or politics", Never said .
"To beat an Argentina team with Lionel Messi, a Uruguay side with Luis Suarez, with Diego Godin that also does the terrible stuff, to beat a Belgium side with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku. they've come through everything".
It may pale in comparison to his final heroics against Croatia, but only two teenagers have scored two or more goals in a World Cup knockout stage game - Kylian Mbappe and that man again, Pele.
"We are a bit sad but also proud of what we have done".
"Maybe if we were Euro champions we would not have been world champions today".
November 13, 1999: France 3, Croatia 0 at Stade de France (Paris).