France 1 - Belgium 0 | France vs Belgium - Live Football Score, Match 1, Semi-finals - Summary

2018 FIFA World Cup

Date: Jul 10, 2018 Start Time: 23:30 IST
Venue: Arena St Petersburg
France
1
VS
90'+7'
0
Belgium
France Coach: D. Deschamps | Belgium Coach: Roberto Martínez | France Wins

France Vs Belgium Live Football Score - Match 1, Semi-finals, 2018 FIFA World Cup

Match Highlights
90'+7' Thats all. Game finished - France 1, Belgium 0.
90'+4' Yellow Card Jan Vertonghen - Belgium - receive yellow card for a foul.
90'+3' Yellow Card Kylian Mbappé - France - receive yellow card.
87' Yellow Card N'Golo Kanté - France - receive yellow card for a foul.
71' Yellow Card Toby Alderweireld - Belgium - receive yellow card for a foul.
63' Yellow Card Eden Hazard - Belgium - receive yellow card for a foul.
51' Goal Goal! France 1, Belgium 0. Samuel Umtiti - France - shot with the head from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assist - Antoine Griezmann with a cross after corner.
45' Second Half starts France 0, Belgium 0.
45'+2' First Half ended - France 0, Belgium 0.
- Kick Off Kick Off, First Half starts.
90'+7' Thats all. Game finished - France 1, Belgium 0.
90'+7' Second Half ended - France 1, Belgium 0.
90'+7' Free kick Yannick Carrasco - Belgium - won a free kick in defence.
90'+7' Fouled by Paul Pogba - France
90'+6' Corner Corner - France. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.
Match stats
France
Belgium
6
Fouls
16
2
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
1
Offsides
1
4
Corner Kicks
5
3
Saves
4
Match Preview

France will look to book their place in the finals of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup when they collide with Belgium in their last-four clash at St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday. France have experienced a dream run in the World Cup so far as they have not lost a single match during the tournament.

 

The one-time champion finished first in Group C and subsequently defeated Argentina (4-3) and Uruguay (2-0) to set up a semi-final clash against Belgium.

 

Belgium, on the other hand, remained dominating throughout the tournament, having beaten most of their opponents with huge goal-margin. Finishing on top of the Group H, they edged past Japan 3-2 in the round-of-16 before thrashing one of the tournament favorites Brazil 2-1 to enter the semi-final stage.

 

Belgium, however, hold a better head-to-head record against France as they won 30 matches out of 73 clashes the two teams have played so far. While France won 24 matches, 19 matches between the two sides resulted in a draw.

 

In the World Cup, the two teams met twice and France emerged victorious both the times. Meanwhile, England will take on Croatia in the second semi-final clash which will be held on July 11.

On a related note, the France and Belgium squads are as follow:

France

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola

Defenders: Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Adil Rami, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Blaise Matuidi, Ngolo Kante, Steven Nzonzi

Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Nabil Fekir, Thomas Lemar

Belgium:

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Laurent Ciman, Leander Dendoncker, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco, Nacer Chadli, Kevin De Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Thomas Meunier

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens.

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