"France has always been one of the favourites to win the tournament", he added.
"This is exceptional. I am very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality", said Deschamps, who captained France in 1998.
"Maybe in the other two - the (last) World Cup and the European Championship, some players did not have the belief yet of winning it".
Belgians tasted bitterness in their beer on Tuesday after their dreams of a first World Cup final were ended by the narrowest of margins by their bigger French neighbours. I've already spoken about Russian Federation.
"When I watch him dribble, he's thinking", Henry, who is now Belgium's assistant coach, said in an interview with French TV channel Canal+.
It was viewed by many observers as a breakout display at Russian Federation 2018 for the Manchester City star, but Martinez feels his efforts when stationed deeper alongside Witsel during Belgium's earlier games were also pivotal. "For us he was as important against Panama and Tunisia as he was against Brazil".
"I would've preferred him to be with us, for him to give me and the other French attackers advice, but I am not jealous".
"If you beat Brazil you should not be frightened by anyone", Chadli told reporters. So far the France manager has preferred to play natural central midfielders (Blaise Matuidi or Corentin Tolisso) in that role.
"The fight against Japan was already a turning point, after a 2-0 deficit and still winning within 90 minutes".
"I think he has built on the potential of the team", said De Bruyne. If the Manchester City man can produce more of the same France are in for a long night. "So I've made sure that my players are prepared for any scenarios from the beginning of the match and during the match as well if it changes".
"It is a unique opportunity to go to a World Cup and even more to be in a semi-final against France", he said. The first of the two semifinal matches are set to be played.
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Williams will next face Italy's Camila Giorgi , who beat American Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-4. "I hate losing. Goerges had suffered five successive opening round defeats at the All England Club before this year.
Add George Clooney as an interest to stay up to date on the latest George Clooney news, video, and analysis from ABC News . Clooney is a Northern Kentucky native. "He is recovering at home and will be fine", a source told the Daily Mail .
Jones' position could be critical to Kavanaugh's confirmation as the Republicans hold only a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. Furthermore, Cardin says, there are a host of other issues that Americans need to worry about should Trump get his way.
It's the first time Isner, 33, has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and it is just his second quarterfinal at a major. In the men's draw, world No.2 Federer was similarly in ruthless form, dismantling Adrian Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-4.
Some fans might not want Anthony in Houston , but the Rockets should definitely sign him under these three conditions. Anthony expressed to the Thunder at the end of the team's playoff run he would not accept a bench role.
An Australian doctor with cave diving experience examined the boys on Sunday and declared them fit for the operation. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape route and prevented rescuers from finding them for nearly 10 days.
Later, Kolinda also went to meet the Croatian footballers in their dressing room and celebrated the team's progress to the semis. In Moscow, the area behind Red Square was the unofficial beating heart of this World Cup . "That's what we are here for".
In her statement to members of Parliament, May acknowledged the splits in her government and the departures of her ministers. More crucially, Mr Johnson is wrong to say that the laws in question were "supported at every level of UK Government".
Momentary celebrations quickly gave way to rising anxiety as it became clear that the rescue would necessarily be highly risky . Two divers helped each one make his way through dark, very narrow passages, some of which are filled with dirty water.
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