The intervening two years have not always been easy either.
The player showed great maturity over the last month, even going into the tournament with a regular haircut.
The final is Sunday at 11 a.m. between France and the victor of Croatia-England. They've also provided a very definite answer for anyone still questioning his discipline as a midfielder (we're looking at you, Graeme).
"I'm very happy with the performance of my teammates", he told L'Equipe. "I have grown up, matured".
France marched their way to the finals with a 1-0 win over Belgium after Samuel Umtiti's decisive header in the 51st minute.
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The university also plans to remove Schnatter's name from the Center for Free Enterprise at its business school. Former UofL athletics director Tom Jurich and John Schnatter posed at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in 2010.
He flew his barber out to Russian Federation from London to give some members of the squad a mid-tournament haircut, while Pogba's social media output is filled with pranks being played on teammates. It's the talented France team that has put all of the talent together and improved in the group stage against a Croatia team whose veterans have stepped up big to pull off a surprising run to the final. He's always been a leader. No more talking. He's a WORLD CHAMPION and there's nothing you can do about it.
Pogba's defensive discipline will be fully tested by Croatia's midfield creators Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic.
That should subside after Pogba helped bring the World Cup back to France with a brilliant all-around display in Russian Federation, which was capped off by a wonderful goal that helped seal things off for Les Bleus in the final against Croatia. But I have no star either although there is one on my shirt. However, France to me is Brazil's rivals as they beat Brazil to win the WC earlier and so I can not support France for the finals.
Following the last semi-final on Wednesday, we visited popular sports bar Trotters in Port of Spain and polled patrons on their World Cup predictions ahead of Sunday's final battle between France and Croatia. "He had freedom to keep the ball away from risky areas, to keep the ball, to assist Griezmann for a great chance, he was very mature", said the Manchester United boss.
Pogba tends to live life with a smile on his face.