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African players in France's World Cup team

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Rita Gibson | 10 July, 2018, 23:55

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 had only played about 10 matches and at that time I didn't know him", said De Bruyne.

Le Journal du Dimanche devoted six pages to the Franco-Belgian friendship and rivalry - this time with an excerpt from an Asterix comic book on its front page, while sports daily L'Equipe twisted Tintin's "Destination Moon" to feature French and Belgian players.

"We want desperately to get to the final and go on and win because if it doesn't happen it will forever be a disappointment. It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".

Kevin De Bruyne has praised Belgium boss Roberto Martinez for instilling the belief in his team that they can win the World Cup.

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"I have a soft spot for France given the number of years I stayed there so I hope they continue to do well", said Shereni. "This team have been playing together for seven or eight years and I think he has brought us tighter together with more belief in winning it".

Chelsea striker Giroud began the tournament as a substitute but was introduced for Les Bleus' 1-0 win over Peru in their second match. Whereas France has won 24 matches.

The winners will play England or Croatia in the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

"France were one of the favourites before the World Cup and I think the game will be tougher than against Brazil due to their individual quality", he said. Former German footballer and part of the 1990 World Cup winning squad, Jurgen Klinsmann, coached the United States football team between 2011 to 2016.

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