These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

A Thai well-wisher pins a poster to pray for the trapped boys and their coach on a tribute board

Belgium controlled longer stretches of the match than we did.

While Asterix is a Frenchman, Tintin - the daring journalist - has Belgium as his home.

French supporters showered their national team with praise, saying they are optimistic that France will end up winning the World Cup.

Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art.

English reporter upsets Croatia defender Lovren with Kane reminder
Look at the fans there tonight, there was a lump in the throat and the hairs on my neck stood up watching the fans at the end. I feel that as a nation we have progressed and hopefully there is more to come in the future".


"This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong", Pogba wrote on his official Twitter account after Samuel Umtiti's headed goal put France in Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow, where they will play Croatia or England.

France won its only World Cup 20 years ago, thanks to a commanding goalkeeper - Fabien Barthez - protected by a rock-solid defense which also chipped in with goals.

"There is still one more step to take, but we are proud of what we have done". "We needed this to boost morale in France", said Thierry Dubois, 47.

For France, losing in the 2016 European Championships final to Portugal in Paris has provided added motivation.

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
Ninety divers-40 from Thailand and 50 from global group of divers-are part of the rescue operation though not all have gone in. The aide, Sitthichai Klangpattana, refused to comment on the boys' health or the operation, which has wrapped up for the day.


The Croatian president also gave May a shirt - and one to Trump with his surname emblazoned on the back, even though the United States did not compete in the World Cup finals.

"It's magnificent", said a beaming Thierry Perier, 45, who was with his eight-year-old daughter. We were lucky enough to be in that final and we missed out on something lovely. They were quite tough and obviously Mbappe has great quality.

"If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, Federation Internationale de Football Association would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests", Infantino wrote.

"There is a spirit in the squad that can move mountains", he said. My job is to be good on the pitch, to represent France as well as possible. Trump said the remarks in French sounded attractive, then joked, "I have no idea".

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
Similarly, previous year the Trump administration ended Obamacare's cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers. As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold.


It all shows how a World Cup can turn a player's fortunes around in a short period of time.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom plans maximum fine for Facebook over data breach
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:30
The watchdog also announced plans to a bring a criminal action against Cambridge Analytica's defunct parent company SCL Elections. Facebook's annual revenue in 2017 was almost $40 billion, translating to a much higher possible fine of $1.6 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaks with keyboard cover and stylus
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:29
Samsung reportedly did not request that its suppliers add iris scanners with the new device, reports The Verge. We know the Note 9 is coming: Samsung sent us an invite for an unveiling on August 9 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top "World's Ugliest Dog", Zsa Zsa, has died
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:26
The English bulldog's owner, Megan Brainard , has confirmed that Zsa Zsa died peacefully in her sleep last night. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had passed away when he got up in the morning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:22
Though the World Cup is likely to draw a bigger TV audience, a lot of us would be disappointed to miss the Wimbledon final. England's rise through the World Cup tournament has dispelled decades of frustration at past dismal performances.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Attacks German-Russian Oil And Gas Deal Ahead of NATO Summit
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:22
PHOTO: President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, July 7, 2017. Of Nato's 29 members, just five meet that target this year: the US, Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom and Latvia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Players to watch out for in semis
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:03
Dalic, who was appointed in October, days before their final group qualifying match against Ukraine, said there was more to come. It's a young team, the majority of the players will play in the next World Cup with more experience at club level.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Putin and Netanyahu meet for Syria-focused talks in Moscow
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:56
Netanyahu said he planned to discuss Syria, Iran and Israeli security needs with the Russian leader. Israel is particularly anxious about the presence of Damascus ally Iran next door in Syria .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nadal to face Djokovic after beating Del Potro in epic
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:44
That blip was enough for Nadal, chasing an 18th Grand Slam title, to surrender his first set of the championships. Raonic hit 31 aces to Isner's 25 but was broken three times, including the last game of the match.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump tells Nato to pay double
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:44
Trump was referring to a 2015 agreement between Russian gas giant Gazprom and Germany to build a pipeline under the Baltic Sea. The organization is asking all member states spend a minimum 2 percent of their GDP on defensive measures by 2024.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lip gloss boss: Kylie Jenner to be youngest self-made billionaire
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:26
Of course, it all started with her now-infamous " Kylie Lip Kits", which she reportedly trademarked when she was just 17. With Forbes estimating her worth to be $900 million , she easily beats out Kim Kardashian West'smeasly $ 350 million .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Caribbean American legislator arrested for protesting Trump Supreme Court nominee
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:24
Kavanaugh, left, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, and Vice President Pence at the Capitol on Tuesday. I've said this before but the bad truth of it bears repeating: Chris is the "smart Cuomo ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Adam "Pacman" Jones Attacked By Employee At Airport, Suspect Arrested
Jul 12, 2018 - 05:12
Most recently, Jones pleaded guilty to obstructing police following a January 2017 altercation in downtown Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Bengals opted not to pickup Jones' option for the 2018 season in March making him a free agent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Torrential Rains Kill 141 In Japan, Say Government Sources
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:28
Here are some of the factors that have contributed to the worst rain-related disaster in Japan in over two decades. Rescuers are now searching for dozens of people still missing since the rains hit Southwestern Japan .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Louis's christening: Royals to gather for baptism at St James's Palace
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:17
The now seven-year-old cake is a tier taken from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake when the pair Wednesday in 2011. While attending Prince Louis' christening , big sister Princess Charlotte gave photographers a sassy message and a stare-down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MI soybean farmers worry about bottom line in wake of new tariffs
Jul 11, 2018 - 10:05
Since 1996, when the US exported only $414 million worth of soy to China , the crop has sprouted an exponential growth in trade. Trump has continued to threaten Beijing with escalating tariffs on as much as $450 billion worth of Chinese goods.