2018 FIFA WC: France beat Belgium 1-0 to reach final

Saint, Russia (PANA) - France reached the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Russia when they beat Belgium 1-0 in their semi-final match played at Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Samuel Umtiti's header after 51 minutes sent Les Bleus into the final and the high possibility of winning the World Cup after their 1998 triumph when they hosted the tournament.

Belgium dominated the early exchanges but France came into the picture as the first half went on. The two goalkeepers - Hugo Lloris for France and Thibaut Courtois for Belgium - were called into action as both teams tried to get into the lead.

But it was France that registered the crucial goal when Umtiti's header after a corner by Antoine Griezmann beat Courtois.

France will play the winner of the second semi-final match between England and Croatia on Wednesday.
-0- PANA MA 10July2018

10 july 2018 20:04:54

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