Federation Internationale de Football Association had invited the team to the World Cup final on Monday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal.
"I think a very good performance by Pogba, Pogba was mature, we played with maturity when he had, to hold position and keep control of the play he did", RT reported quoting Mourinho. "But once you're here and played as well as we did, you want to take those opportunities in life". He is the second Argentinian referee to participate in two World Cups after Norberto Coerezza, who oversaw two games in 1970 and one in 1978.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
Since Euro 2008 when Croatia made the quarter finals many fans believed this team could make history at some point. Three times now we've been a goal down and have come back, and that really says a lot about our team spirit.
Four boys out of cave, rescue operation to continue
Multiple calls to senior government officials and military personnel leading the rescue operation rang unanswered Monday evening. The operation began at 10 a.m. local time and went faster than initially expected, but did not confirm which boys were rescued.
Croatia needed spot kicks to advance against Denmark in the last 16 and against Russian Federation in the quarter-finals. Croatia had prevailed on penalties in both the last 16 and the quarter-finals, defeating Denmark and then tournament hosts Russian Federation.
"We have to play as if this were the first game in this tournament".
"For us, we are not the favourites". "We are happy, but there is still one more step to take". Saturday's match is sure to feel like an unnecessary exertion to some, but it offers the chance to secure England's second-best World Cup finish as Sir Bobby Robson's semi-finalists lost their third-place play-off in 1990. "They just kept coming towards me and they fell on me!"
"We will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration". We did not forget the doubts about us at the beginning of the competition, about our ability to play together.