France beat Belgium to reach final in Russian Federation

11 July, 2018, 12:30 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Prediction: France vs Belgium

Getty Belgium's Golden Generation have reached the nation's first semifinal since 1986. They have, in fact, conceded the most goals of any remaining team.

France came through their quarter-final unscathed, and Deschamps has his entire squad to choose from, while Belgium are only slightly worse off.

But with their King Philippe watching from the stands, there was to be no coronation.

15' CHANCE! France lose possession again, and Hazard is at an awkwardly acute angle and drags his shot wide of the far post.

It only wore on to a boring end, with both sides chalking up yellow cards, three for Belgium and two for France who even looked to be doubling their lead.

France had their best chance with less than 10 minutes of the first half to go.

"That little bit of composure and sharp movement around the box that we normally have [was the difference]".

Martinez brought on Dries Merteens for Moussa Dembele in an attempt to liven up his attack but France were now focused purely on frustrating Belgium's creative pair.

The Belgian team leads the tournament in goals with 14, while France has scored the least with 9.

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It means the 1998 World Cup winners will play either England or Croatia in the final on Sunday.

Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock "n" roll royalty watching the game.

Against Brazil in the quarters, Martinez showed tactical adventure, as he pushed target man Lukaku to the wing to allow De Bruyne to operate as a "false nine". "We worked very hard".

At set pieces, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who plays for Spurs, will be wary of the aerial threat posed by club teammates and Belgium defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. "There is a big rivalry between France and Belgium, it's like a derby match".

Read on for our top three France vs Belgium predictions ahead of what promises to be one of the games of the 2018 World Cup.

It will be France's third World Cup final in the past six tournaments.

"Generations come and go, " Kompany said. "I think his heart will be split tomorrow because before anything he remains French". It allows the country to be more ambitious and believe in its own talent.

"But we are still proud to be Belgian", the 27-year old fan added in the town where French emperor Napoleon was defeated by a mix of European forces in a huge battle in 1815.

Martinez didn't talk about the end of an era, but he was already looking to the future after the match. "We need to be the best version of ourselves". "From tournament to tournament, that's the drive and the ambition".



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