"We had to take advantage a bit more in the counter attacks but congratulations to my players and my staff".
While Asterix is a Frenchman, Tintin - the daring journalist - has Belgium as his home.
Perhaps because of his club issues, he also struggled to make an impact in France's opening game in the World Cup, even prompting the call from the French fans and media for him to be dropped, which is probably what had him mulling over his global future.
Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art.
Justin Timberlake made arrangements to screen the second semi-final, between England and Croatia, before his show at the 02 arena in London on Wednesday night.
Mbappe has scored three goals in France's unbeaten run to the semi-finals, grabbing headlines with his brace and match-winning performance against Argentina in the round of 16. We played a very good match in terms of our organisation. It lost in extra time in Paris in the final of the 2016 European Championship to Portugal. "We are happy, but there is still one more step to take. But it was Europe which won, and it would be amusing if we were to beat the English", said 45-year-old Francois Garnier who watched the game near the Eiffel Tower.
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Known as the Three Lions , this marks England's best World Cup performance since 1990, bringing a massive catharsis and renewed optimism to their fervent supporters.
"We're going to the final, we're going to the final", scores chanted in one central Paris bar before breaking out into an impromptu rendition of the La Marseillaise national anthem.
The 25-year-old midfielder, whose solid performances have gone under the radar at this tournament, was once again indomitable in the centre. "Maybe that's because they are quite young and have their careers still in front of them".
"There is a spirit in the squad that can move mountains", he said.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel meanwhile teased French President Emmanuel Macron about Tuesday's game between their countries that saw France win 1-0 to book a place in the final on Sunday.
"I would have preferred to have Henry on our side, to give me and the other French forwards advice, but I am not too jealous".
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