FIFA WC SF 1 | As It Happened: Umtiti’s Winner Put France in Final

France take on Belgium in the first semi-final in St Petersburg.

FIFA World Cup 2018
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FIFA WC SF 1 | As It Happened: Umtiti’s Winner Put France in Final

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into the semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

Belgium have scored 14 goals in five matches and were hugely impressive in their 2-1 quarter-final victory over Brazil, with Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne combining to devastating effect to oust the five-times world champions.

In contrast, France sleep-walked through the group stages, eking out wins over Australia and Peru before a stultifying 0-0 draw with Denmark.

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