France the favorite to win it all over Croatia on Sunday

Paul Pogba looks on against Portugal in the final of Euro 2016

France's players danced on the field after the final whistle and their fans sang in the stands long past the end of the match, surrounded by yellow-clad security.

Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 in extra time when Mario Mandzukic netted a classic goal on 109th minute. I do not want to relive that.

They have a shot at redemption after losing its last two major finals - at the 2006 World Cup when Zinedine Zidane was sent off for a nasty head-butt and the 2016 European Championship on home soil.

But Croatia's mettle was tested as it entered the knockout rounds, with both the Round of 16 game against Denmark and quarterfinal against Russian Federation ending in penalty shootouts.

With France great Thierry Henry in the opposing dugout as assistant coach and a Belgium team full of players who had learned their trade at French clubs, this semi-final was packed with narratives and did not disappoint.

We have a look at the five teams who punched above their weight and performed much better than anyone expected them to.

LONDON - England's 1966 World Cup hat trick hero Geoff Hurst says Gareth Southgate's young team can match the achievement of Alf Ramsey's men and go all the way in Russian Federation.

Portugal's Eder shoots in the Euro 2016 final
Portugal's Eder scored the only goal of the Euro 2016 final to beat France at the Stade de France Credit Mike Hewitt Getty Images

'They are favourites, but we will do our best to surprise them.

'We are all happy to be staying in Moscow, that was our goal. We were there, we were so close to the title, and we just fell short.

"I don't think people realize that we did not even have a flag recognized before and our national anthem was not allowed, so hearing it and seeing our flag everywhere is huge for us", said Erica Zlomislic, who works at the Croatian Heritage Association.

"I don't have a star".

The final of the FIFA World Cup is upon us.

The duo had several bust-ups in United's trophies season but fortunately for Didier Deschamps, Pogba has found form at the deal time.

"Two years ago, I remember what happened two years ago", he said in reference to his team's 1-0 defeat to Portugal in Paris in the Euro final. We must not let this chance pass.

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