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?

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    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

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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

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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

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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

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

    Matt Jones
    via Bleacher Report
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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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

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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Martinez: Belgium lacked magic

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    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

    BBC Sport
    via BBC Sport
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    Pogba Knows 🇹🇭

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    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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    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

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    France vs. Belgium - July 10, 2018

    Umtiti fejese döntött, Franciaország lesz ott a vb-fináléban

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  44. July 11, 2018
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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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    Reaction

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

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    Full time

    France 1-0 Belgium

    FRANCE REACH THE WORLD CUP FINAL

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    France Going NUTS 🇫🇷

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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  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.