France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday, but star midfielder Paul Pogba was more eager to show his support for the Thai youth soccer that was rescued from a cave.
The last of the boys – aged 11 to 16 – were pulled out by an international team of divers Tuesday after being trapped in the flooded cave since June 23.
The rescue has captivated the world since the group of 12 boys and their coach disappeared.
Pogba, 25, is one of France’s best players and played the full 90 minutes in the win against Belgium. France will play the winner of Croatia and England in the World Cup final on Sunday.