Umtiti heads France into final

11 July, 2018, 09:51 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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The slick Belgium side, which boasts the talents of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, are the only team to have won all their matches in Russian Federation and are the top scorers, with 14 goals.

Didier Deschamp's men overcame a gifted Belgian team, dubbed the "golden generation" for the talents at its disposal.

All through the match, France steadily took chances into the Belgium box and Matuidi's run looked to have had them in danger every time.

Mbappe starred as France beat Belgium 1-0 in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final, booking a spot against either England or Croatia, creating a great chance for Olivier Giroud with a wonderful backheel pass.

They are the only side with a 100% record in this year's World Cup and the way the dispatched Brazil in the quarter-final was very impressive.

This was Belgium manager Roberto Martinez's first competitive defeat as Belgium manager.

France, the 1998 champions, will face either England or Croatia in Sunday's final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. No other player who started the match touched the ball less.

Where and how to catch the live stream of France vs Belgium match? The Chelsea player looked the most likely to get his team on the scoresheet with Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku also looking risky.

Lukaku had the first chance of the second half as Axel Witsel put in a fine cross, but the Manchester United striker could not direct his header on target.

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"Unfortunately for us the difference was a dead-ball situation". A brilliant performance from Kylian Mbappe lifted France to a 4-3 win over Argentina, and goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann secured an easier-than-expected 2-0 victory over Uruguay the last time out.

Kylian Mbappe showed his pace after just 10 seconds with a run down the right and a cross that was just hacked away from the advancing Antoine Griezmann, before Belgium took control of the ball with the mobile Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both producing unsafe balls into the area, before Hazard fired just wide in the 15th minute and saw Raphael Varene flick the ball over when a shot looked destined for the net.

51' GOAL! Umtiti gets the goal to break the deadlock!

Apart from being the match victor, Umtiti's partnership with Raphael Varane in central defence continues to flourish, and when called upon, captain Hugo Lloris made important saves at key moments.

In the quarter-final against Brazil they showed their adaptability and in the last-16 they showed their resilience by fighting back from 0-2 down against the Japanese.



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