Coach Deschamps says France can get even better

Henry, a World Cup victor with France in 1998, will switch allegiances for Tuesday's World Cup semi-final as he is a coach in Roberto Martinez's Belgium backroom staff.

When a Monaco player, Mendy branded Mbappe "Razmoket" - the French translation of children's television programme "Rugrats" - as he was so young.

Giroud will look to break his World Cup duck in Sunday's final, where France will take on either England or Croatia.

"There is no revenge in football, I don't like that word", he said in his official press conference on Monday.

"For me, he is one of the three best players I have ever played with in my whole career".

Harlington Shereni, who spent more than a decade plying his trade in the French topflight league, is among those that will be routing behind les bleus.

Martinez has succeeded where his predecessors failed by making the team greater than the sum of its parts.


But Belgium are counting on stars of their own like Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.

Goals have proved elusive for a player whose place in the France line-up has always been a source of national debate in his homeland but two more wins are all that count for 31-year-old.

"He might not have the flamboyant style of other players but the team needs him in each and every match", said Deschamps.

Russian Federation is holding its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a spectacular opening show at the Luzhniki Stadium on the night of June 14.

"I'm not jealous. There's a lot of mutual respect".

"At that time I didn't know him but now he's been playing for a year and a half".


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