France and Mbappe meet De Bruyne and his global colleagues in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final in St Petersburg, with the teenage forward having sprung to prominence 18 months ago after breaking into Monaco's first team.
Following the 1-0 win in Saint Petersburg, Manchester United midfielder Pogba tweeted: "This victory goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong".
"I think Pep helped me to perform better as an individual", he said.
Please send in any of your World Cup pictures - of family and friends kitted out in the England colours and of course, some Gareth Southgate waistcoat selfies - to the Recorder. He's broken out over the last 12 months, especially at the World Cup.
"We need to understand it's an important game, but I accept it's very hard after a game with the emotions we had today".
"Seriously though, I don't know Modric personally but everyone who worked with him at Tottenham says that he is a wonderful person and we can all see how good he is on the pitch".
"It is a childhood dream - we are proud to share it with all of our friends, and the French people", the Chelsea man told TF1. "It was an important step and we hope to be celebrating on Sunday - it is fantastic".
"Me and Danny have a joke about it because I asked him for his shirt (laughing)", he said (via the Mirror).
One thing to keep an eye on in this match is the legs and how exhausted the players will be, especially with Croatia.
Finally, Antoine Griezmann told TF1 of the luck that Adil Rami's moustache has brought France in Russian Federation and his desire to bring the World Cup back to France. More than 95% of the money has come in for over 2.5 in the total goals market, including one bet of $6,000 at $2.15.
Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after German great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo.