France coach Didier Deschamps said he was delighted to have the chance to bury the pain of the Euro 2016 final, which his side lost on home soil to Portugal.
"It's tough, we're gutted", Kane said.
Center back Samuel Umtiti put France on the board in the 51st minute with a header off of a corner, and the team managed to hold that narrow lead for the last 40 minutes and change.
"It shows we can win knockout games; the next stage is to go one further".
"So we´re excited about the future but we also want to make the most of the opportunity we have tomorrow". These Lions have more technical ability and less ego than any English team in memory, and that includes the side that lost a semi on penalties to West Germany in 1990.
England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia will hurt for a long time, striker Harry Kane said after their 2-1 extra-time loss on Wednesday.
Croatia reach World Cup final as England pain goes on
The victory is historic for Croatia , the second smallest nation to make the World Cup final after Uruguay, but it's no fluke. Croatia can be backed at [3.0] to win the World Cup on Sunday, while opponents France are the strong favourites at [1.5].
"I think [Belgium coach Roberto] Martinez had chose to put (Marouane) Fellaini on him so Fellaini was only anxious about Pogba, so of course he had less freedom on the ball, but he knew what to do, he left very little waste". I wouldn't say that I'm young, but I'm not old - well, not yet.
"(France is) very good defensively, and I think they're playing like the best team in the world right now", said Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year in the National Basketball Association.
Spirit of warriors: Dalic says his players will not be exhausted for their historic final against France.
Southgate and his players are sure to be greeted as heroes when they return from Russian Federation, but underlying frustration will linger after missing their shot at glory.
"They want to win".
Croatian Goran Ivanisevic owns one of the most unlikely sports stories of recent years after he won Wimbledon in 2001 despite being a wildcard entry. "We´ll repeat that this Sunday", said one supporter, Sebastien, as the crowd chanted: "We´re in the final!"