"The Fiery Ones are in the final, the nation is in a trance - one more step to the title!" said the Jutarnji List, using the team's nickname.
Croatia came from behind to win 2-1 in the semi-final clash in Moscow, with Mario Mandzukic claiming the victor in the 109th minute after Ivan Perisic had earlier cancelled out Kieran Trippier´s free-kick opener.
Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 to seal their place in Sunday's final where they will take on Croatia.
But the team's performance over the past month - with a 6-1 trouncing of Panama, their first ever World Cup penalties win and first World Cup semi-final since 1990 - has seen them reconnect with a disillusioned fan base.
"France stopped us in the semi-finals in 1998".
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However, it was England who looked the more exhausted for large swathes of the game from the second-half onwards, as Croatia finally made count their dominance of the ball. I think something happened in their heads. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute, to seal the 2-1 victory. We will enjoy ourselves a little, not for long - we must be focused for the final.
'And they can also celebrate three 30 minutes extra, which for them is three extra times, which is 90 minutes - 90 minutes is one more match'.
"Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games". We stay as we are from the start of the tournament. We can tell you the model is leaning Under 2 goals, but its much stronger play is on the money line. "I would like to thank all of the staff who came in on days off to assist us". Numerous other players they kept hiding, and a little bit more in the last 20-25 minutes.
'We deserved respect, especially if you look at the big clubs our players play for. When Deschamps took off Giroud to bring on N'Zonzi, Pogba had more freedom - freedom to keep the ball, keep the ball away from risky areas, to assist Griezmannn for a great chance.