France vs Belgium: Live Updates, Score and Reaction from 2018 World Cup Semifinals

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6:00pm UTC Jul 10, 2018Saint Petersburg
Karl Matchett

France and Belgium will meet in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday for a shot at a place in the 2018 World Cup final. These two sides have arguably been the most impressive in the tournament so far, and it would have been a fitting final. But with both on the same side of the draw, only one can advance to the showpiece game. Will it be Kylian Mbappe and his France team-mates who advance, or will Eden Hazard and his Belgium squad who progress?

  1. July 11, 2018
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    ATM +× 🤙🌻 @colchonera147

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    World Cup 2018: How France exposed Nacer Chadli and turned defence into attack to nullify Belgium's flair

    World Cup 2018: How France exposed Nacer Chadli and turned defence into attack to nullify Belgium's flair
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    World Cup 2018: How France exposed Nacer Chadli and turned defence into attack to nullify Belgium's flair

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    Didier Deschamps answers the hard questions and frustrates Belgium | Stuart James

    Didier Deschamps answers the hard questions and frustrates Belgium | Stuart James
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Didier Deschamps answers the hard questions and frustrates Belgium | Stuart James

    Stuart James
    via the Guardian
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    Pogba's Role vs. Fellaini in France Win Explained by Deschamps

    Pogba's Role vs. Fellaini in France Win Explained by Deschamps
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Pogba's Role vs. Fellaini in France Win Explained by Deschamps

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    Neymar, Mbappe, Hazard: The 3 Who Could Replace Ronaldo

    Neymar, Mbappe, Hazard: The 3 Who Could Replace Ronaldo
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Neymar, Mbappe, Hazard: The 3 Who Could Replace Ronaldo

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    N'golo Kentin #🇫🇷🏆 @11kentinouchma

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    Umtiti, Les Bleus's latest hero

    Umtiti, Les Bleus's latest hero
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Umtiti, Les Bleus's latest hero

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    Boost for Manchester United in Alderweireld pursuit as Spurs contact Colombian’s family

    Boost for Manchester United in Alderweireld pursuit as Spurs contact Colombian’s family
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Boost for Manchester United in Alderweireld pursuit as Spurs contact Colombian’s family

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    Hazard Goes in on France 👀

    Belgium star didn't enjoy Les Bleus in World Cup semi

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    Eden Hazard goes in 👀 https://t.co/5LMW6XcNai

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    KDB's head of the Kompany @AFort29

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    Goal @goal

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    World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps urges France to ignore 1998 and 'write a new page in history'

    World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps urges France to ignore 1998 and 'write a new page in history'
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps urges France to ignore 1998 and 'write a new page in history'

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  19. July 10, 2018
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    Didier Deschamps says France can ‘write the most beautiful page’

    Didier Deschamps says France can ‘write the most beautiful page’
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Didier Deschamps says France can ‘write the most beautiful page’

    Nick Ames
    via the Guardian
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    Will Hazard replace Ronaldo at Real? Wednesday's gossip

    Will Hazard replace Ronaldo at Real? Wednesday's gossip
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Will Hazard replace Ronaldo at Real? Wednesday's gossip

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  22. July 11, 2018
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  26. July 10, 2018
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    Deschamps: We can climb mountains

    Deschamps: We can climb mountains
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Deschamps: We can climb mountains

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    Umtiti: This France team are writing our own history

    Umtiti: This France team are writing our own history
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Umtiti: This France team are writing our own history

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    Martinez: Belgium lacked magic

    Martinez: Belgium lacked magic
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Martinez: Belgium lacked magic

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  30. July 11, 2018
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  34. July 10, 2018
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    Belgium have wealth of young talent to emerge - Martinez

    Belgium have wealth of young talent to emerge - Martinez
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Belgium have wealth of young talent to emerge - Martinez

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    Pogba Knows 🇹🇭

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    Paul Pogba dedicates France’s #WorldCup semi-final win to the Thai football team rescued today 🙏 https://t.co/DGOREm1or4

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    PLAYER RATINGS | France 1-0 Belgium – how the French fared

    PLAYER RATINGS | France 1-0 Belgium – how the French fared
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    PLAYER RATINGS | France 1-0 Belgium – how the French fared

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  38. July 11, 2018
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  41. July 10, 2018
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    Belgium are left stifled and Roberto Martínez is found wanting for answers | David Hytner

    Belgium are left stifled and Roberto Martínez is found wanting for answers | David Hytner
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Belgium are left stifled and Roberto Martínez is found wanting for answers | David Hytner

    David Hytner
    via the Guardian
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    Umtiti fejese döntött, Franciaország lesz ott a vb-fináléban

    Umtiti fejese döntött, Franciaország lesz ott a vb-fináléban
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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Umtiti fejese döntött, Franciaország lesz ott a vb-fináléban

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  47. July 10, 2018
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    France 1-0 Belgium (FT)

    Samuel Umtiti 50'.

    Lineups: FRA - Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Matuidi, Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroud. BEL - Courtois, Chadli, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, Dembele, Lukaku, De Bruyne, E Hazard.

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    Alex McGovern @AlexMcGovern11

    Absolutely fantastic showing from Hazard this #WorldCup. He’s done what Neymar wanted to do, led his country with flair & attitude, left it all out there on the pitch & won a ton of fans in the process. I’ve said it before, wouldn’t begrudge him leaving but hope so much he stays.

  50. July 11, 2018
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    Pahallavi's Notebook 🇧🇪⚽️ @pahallavi

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    Benjamin Kotlowski @benjaminkotlo

  53. July 10, 2018
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    Matt Spiro @mattspiro

    A performance that epitomises Deschamps ethic. France were a group of talented individuals and a fractured dressing room when he took charge in 2012. He’s turned them into warriors and a true team that’ll be very very hard to beat on Sunday

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    Dan Kennett @DanKennett

    That was next level defending from #fra. Absolutely unreal. That defensive unit looks as formidable as Chelsea 2005 and Milan 1992. #frabel

  56. July 11, 2018
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    Kevin Hatchard 🎙⚽️ @kevinhatchard

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  59. July 10, 2018
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    Karl Matchett @karlmatchett

    FT Really good game with some stand-out performances ✅ Pogba excellent v Fellaini and Hazard ✅ Both GKs made key saves ✅ Hazard great, Matuidi impressive 🔥 My word, Varane. Did everything. ❌ Not the day for KdB, Lukaku anonymous, Lucas poor too. France into the final.

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    Sam Tighe @stighefootball

    FT: #FRA 1-0 #BEL. A tight game decided by a set piece, but France felt good value for that win. Mbappe, Matuidi, Varane and Kante excellent. The rest various degrees of good. They’ve got it all. It’s come together and they’re so good. #WorldCup

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    Reaction

    Umtiti's goal the difference but centre-back partner Varane was immense at the back tonight.

    Andy Mitten @AndyMitten

    The rise and rise of Samuel Umtiti. Some France players didn’t know who he was two years ago before Euro 16.

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    Full time

    France 1-0 Belgium

    FRANCE REACH THE WORLD CUP FINAL

  68. July 11, 2018
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  71. July 10, 2018
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    France Going NUTS 🇫🇷

    When you're one step away from your 1st World Cup title in 20 years

    News This Second @NewsThisSecond

    VIDEO:Fans in Paris and Brussels react to World Cup semi-final after France defeats Belgium 1-0 and advances to the #WorldCup2018 final. https://t.co/gC5gZDyfx3

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    90+5'

    Mbappe is the out-ball and takes a foul from Vertonghen. Yellow card for the defender, time ticking away for Belgium. Seconds left - they need to get the ball back and get it forward. France so, so close to the final.

  74. July 11, 2018
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    A faithful Goonerette ⚽️❤️ @SportsFreakRosh

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  77. July 10, 2018
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    90+3'

    Mbappe is booked for time-wasting. Belgium fast running out of time. Pogba frees Griezmann for a shot on the run with his right foot, but Courtois saves.

    Gary Lineker @GaryLineker

    Samuel Umtiti’s goal was the 69th from a set piece at this tournament out of a total of 158. 😳

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    90' - Injury time

    Great running from Pogba, holding it up near the corner flag and winning a free-kick off Chadli. Needless barge. Into stoppage time we go.

    Six minutes added on

    BEL sub: Chadli off, Batshuayi on

  80. July 11, 2018
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    Football365 @F365

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    Millennium Tiles Europe @Millennium_EU

  83. July 10, 2018
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    87'

    Hazard wins the ball off Mbappe, takes on Pogba and wins a free-kick off a third tackle. Great work. De Bruyne delivers, Nzonzi heads away and then the following cross misses Lukaku by inches.

    B/R Football @brfootball

    We're witnessing something special 🇫🇷 https://t.co/CxG7V6Y0he