"We are winning. It's always nice to win and to hear good things about the team, about yourself and everything".
"I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had made a decision to put [Marouane] Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball".
"We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it". He is the second Argentinian referee to participate in two World Cups after Norberto Coerezza, who oversaw two games in 1970 and one in 1978.
Les Bleus have advanced to the final of the tournament in Russian Federation with victories over Australia, Peru, Argentina, Belgium, Uruguay as well as a draw with Denmark.
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It strongly recommending Croatia as an underdog at +135 against England in the semifinals.
But the Guardian said the players might struggle to shake off the ordeal of losing the semi-final. Before the tournament started, there were doubts over us.
"For us, we are not the favourites". And for me, big occasions, big players, and numerous players they were not there in the big occasion.
However, many third-place games have been one-sided, like the Netherlands' 3-0 victory over Brazil in 2014, or a source of trivia, like Turkey's 3-2 win over South Korea in 2002. That led European soccer's governing body to deduct a point from Croatia, ordered to play two additional games without fans and fined €100,000 (then $117,000 U.S.).
"We were louder, they were carrying us, they picked us up when we were not in control of the game", Dalic said of the supporters.
"The ability of the team and the style of play we've evolved enormously in a short period of time". "Even their defenders are outstanding players".