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France on Tuesday reached World Cup remaining after beating Belgium 1-Zero in Saint Petersburg.

France will play both England or Croatia in Sunday’s remaining.

  • France 1-Zero Belgium (FULL TIME)
  • Umtiti heads in from nook (51)
  • France into World Cup remaining
  • They face England or Croatia
  • Second semi-final on Wednesday

PLAYER RATINGS

France: Lloris (8), Pavard (6), Varane (8), Umtiti (8), Hernandez (6), Pogba (8), Kante (7), Matuidi (7), Mbappe (7), Griezmann (7), Giroud (6).

Subs: N’Zonzi (5), Tolisso (5).

Belgium: Courtois (7), Alderweireld (6), Kompany (6), Vertonghen (6), Chadli (5), Fellaini (5), Witsel (5), Dembele (5), De Bruyne (6), Hazard (7), Lukaku (5).

Subs: Mertens (6), Carrasco (5), Batshuayi (NA)

PREVIEW

France and Belgium meet for the 74th time tonight. None of their earlier 73 conferences have meant as a lot for the neighbouring nations as this. A spot within the World Cup remaining is up for grabs.

BELGIUM TEAM NEWS

Crew to play France: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Chadli, Fellaini, Dembele, Witsel, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku

Subs: Mignolet, Casteels, Vermaelen, Boyata, Dendoncker, Tielemans, T. Hazard, Carrasco, Mertens, Januzaj, Batshuayi

FRANCE TEAM NEWS

Crew to play Belgium: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, L. Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Matuidi, Mbappe, Giroud, Griezmann

Subs: Kimpembe, Lemar, Dembele, Tolisso, Nzonzi, Mandanda, Rami, Fekir, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola

DEMBELE STARTS

Simply the one change for Belgium however it’s an attention-grabbing one.

Full-back Meunier is suspended so Tottenham midfielder Dembele is available in to begin on the proper of a 3-4-3.

Should see how precisely Belgium line-up however in any other case they’re unchanged from their quarter-final win over Brazil.

 

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