Umtiti rises highest as France vanquishes Belgium to reach World Cup final

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Social media users were quick to pick up on the 74-year-old's underwhelmed expression, despite being present at one of the biggest games at one of the most exciting World Cups in recent memory.

I don't expect either side to sit back and play negative.

But it was by no means a purely negative approach as the French offered their own danger on the break, perfectly illustrated when Paul Pogba's delivery sent Kylian Mbappe racing toward goal and Belgium were thankful their keeper Thibaut Courtois was alert to snuff out the danger. For my part I have three Tottenham team-mates, ' Lloris said.

Those goals took him to three in this tournament and, with two games to go, Mbappe will certainly want to add to that and fire France to a second Jules Rimet success.

Coming to Henry's defense was former team mate and fellow World Cup victor Emmanuel Petit who slammed the criticism of Henry as "a load of rubbish".

Jan Vertonghen's performance against Japan exemplified his importance to this Belgian side.

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Belgium won 4-3 against France when they met in a friendly match in 2015.

Much was made about France's lack of depth in full-back positions, but Lucas Hernandez has proved a solid addition to the squad.

In the European Championship final two years ago, France lost to Portugal 1-0. Consistently performing during this World Cup, his commanding performance against Uruguay dictated the midfield in a powerful and composed showing. Two years after losing the Euro 2016 at home, France is now one win away from its second World Cup title as it seeks redemption at the highest of stages. With the win, Les Bleus have secured a ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Moscow. "They keep that particular quality, but against Brazil, Martinez intensified the midfield. and the Brazilians couldn't use those corridors".

Eden Hazard, on the other hand, has been the major creative outlet for Belgium.

The complete footballer, Kevin De Bruyne has again showcased his talents this summer, constantly performing and being central to all the good Belgium have achieved. In fact, four of Belgium's five games have witnessed over 2.5 goals scored. Kante hasn't missed a single minute for France all competition, while Giroud has been an ideal target man, allowing the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to play off of him. Mbappe was wonderful against Argentina, earning plaudits and 92.5 points to boot.

Captain Harry Kane is the man leading England´s charge in Russian Federation with six goals so far, putting him top in the race for the Golden Boot. While the goals have dried up in the knockout stages, he easily ousts Olivier Giroud, who had failed to find the net in Russian Federation.

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