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France beat Belgium to reach final in Russian Federation

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Belgium lead World Cup 2018 in goals through the quarterfinals with 14, but don't expect the Red Devils to run wild against the well-balanced France team.

Against an on-fire Kylian Mbappe, Hazard might be required to put another defensive shift in.

After reaching the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016, Belgium again missed the chance to get to an global final and has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.

And now, with England's biggest game in years on the horizon, Alli has directly tweeted fans to show his appreciation for what they've done throughout the World Cup (see below).

France overcame two South American teams in the form of Argentina and Uruguay in the knockout stages to reach the semi-finals while Belgium came from behind to beat Japan before getting a famous win over Brazil to get to this stage. Henry, scorer of goals that frequently had his audiences asking "How did he do that?" when he was a player, works with Belgian strikers on the fine details of finishing; he is there to divulge secrets, and keep those secrets in a closed circle.

Belgium enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening exchanges and almost drew first blood in the 15th minute when Eden Hazard flashed his shot across goal after Kevin de Bruyne's inventive flick had presented the Chelsea winger with a sight of goal.

"Vive la France! Vive la Republique!" "But after five minutes, I understood why the coach asked us to do that, that's why I say that it's all thanks to the coach; it was he who created this plan and knew how to implement it".

Kevin De Bruyne’s versatility paying off for Belgium at World Cup
The game will feature plenty of talented attackers and has the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the competition. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.

Deschamps, the captain of that famous 1998 squad, now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil's Mario Zagallo. France are favored, but Belgium could make several changes that could tip the scales. "We worked very hard". Eight of England's ten World Cup goals have been from dead balls, while Croatia have conceded three times from set-piece situations. "It was going to be decided by whoever could find that final touch in the box or a bit of luck in front of goal".

At the helm for almost six years, a fundamental flaw of the French under his reign has been the inability to score goals in crucial knockout games.

Fellaini flashed a header just wide and Axel Witsel forced a good save out of Lloris as Belgium pushed forward for an equalizer and France hung on in six minutes of stoppage-time to reach their third World Cup final.

Umtiti was born in Cameroon.

Belgium has scored more goals than any other team in the World Cup thus far with star De Bruyne opening up the field for his teammates. And, for that, it will be a blushing set of Bleus if Belgium outwit the French. Mick Jagger was also on the official list of guests.

But the worrying factor for whoever wins Wednesday's game in Moscow is that France still look to have another gear to move into.

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