Paul the psychic octopus famously predicted the outcome of several games at the 2010 World Cup.
And Nigerians congratulated the 1998 world champions for the job well in the Saint Petersburg Stadium and for avenging for the African countries.
"It will be weird to have him up against us", said France striker Olivier Giroud.
After far exceeding expectations in the early stage of the competition, Russian Federation was knocked out by Croatia on Saturday in the quarter finals, leading many in the host nation to stop following the tournament.
FOR a bit of a giggle we thought we'd see if our photographer Phil Cannings' seven-month-old Sprocker, Tilly, could predict the outcome of tomorrow's World Cup semi-final clash between England and Croatia.
Last month, supporter Jamie Richardson, 32, from Leeds, got the words "England 2018 World Cup Winners" tattoo etched to his stomach while the tournament was still in its group stages. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who officiated their royal wedding on May 19, also presided over the christening . After arriving at Dublin City Airport, Harry and Meghan were due to meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
"And seeing the fans back home on social media has been fantastic".
"They have some very good players", the England coach said.
England forward Harry Kane has scored six World Cup goals in Russian Federation.
Lovren said that Croatia would not feel any ill-effects after being taken to extra-time in both of their knockout matches against Denmark and Russian Federation.
"Our last three games were different because we played teams with a defensive approach", he said.
"I am sure we'll be looking at ourselves more than the opposition but they're a top team and they thoroughly deserve to be in the semifinal, as do we".
Pogba started the match once again as part of France's highly effective midfield trio that also consisted of Ngolo Kante and Blaise Matuidi.