France vs Belgium, FIFA World Cup Semi-final: All You Need to Know

France vs Belgium, FIFA World Cup 2018: Everything you need to know about today’s semi-final match.

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Semi-final 1 of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be played between France and Belgium.
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FIFA World Cup 2018 has finally reached the decisive stage. Semi-finals are here and from 32 teams battling against each other to lift the trophy, the tournament is down to the final four.

The exit of Spain, Portugal, Argentina and then the favourites Brazil has made the semi-final stage more unpredictable. All four teams, France, Belgium, England and Croatia will make sure they pull off their best performances in semi-finals to be played on 10 July and 11 July.

Here’s all you need to know about the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018, which will be played between France and Belgium:

France vs Belgium, Semi Final FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE Updates:

France vs Belgium: Match Updates

France beat Belgium to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2018 final to be played on 15 July.

  • 90 Mins (+6 Mins ET) | Full-time score: France 1 - 0 Belgium
  • 63 Mins | Yellow Card! First booking of the game went to Enden Hazard.
  • 47 Mins | GOAL : Samuel Umtiti header put France in the lead
    Griezmann's delivery from the corner was converted by Umtiti.

France vs Belgium, Semi Final FIFA World Cup 2018: Half-time Statistics

France vs Belgium: Match Updates

  • 45 Mins | Half-time score: France 0 - 0 Belgium
  • 22 Mins | Hugo Lloris doing what he’s best at:

Here’s the build-up to France vs Belgium Semi-final Match. Some quick facts about the teams qualified for semi finals:

  • Current world rankings of teams qualified are Belgium third, France seventh, England 12th, Croatia 20th.
  • England (1966) and France (1998) have won the World Cup, while Belgium and Croatia have never won it. France lost the 2006 FIFA world cup final to Italy.
  • Nicknames of the qualified teams: France are The Blues, Belgium are The Red Devils, England are The Three Lions and Croatia are The Blazers or The Fiery Ones.

France vs Belgium: Formations for the Semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018

France vs Belgium: Playing XI Announced

France vs Belgium: With less than 3 hours to go, French team is all set for the Semi-finals:

  • France vs Belgium: The St. Petersburg Stadium that has witnessed many spectacular games already, is ready to host the first semi final of FIFA World Cup 2018:
  • Highlights of Quarter-final played between Belgium and Brazil:
  • Highlights of Quarter-final played between Uruguay and France:

France vs Belgium: Who will book the first spot for the FIFA World Cup 2018 finals?

  • Two tricolours on display in the Saint Petersburg Stadium before the match between France and Belgium:

Where Will the Semi-final Match Be Played?

France vs Belgium, semi-final match will be played at St Petersburg Stadium.

When Will Today’s Semi-final Match Be Played?

Today’s semi-final match between France and Belgium will be played at 11:30 pm IST.

How do watch France vs Belgium match live on TV?

The match between France and Belgium will be shown live on SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 3 HD.

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup Semi-final Online?

India’s top network providers, Reliance Jio and Airtel, have announced that their live TV apps – Jio TV and Airtel TV – will stream the FIFA World Cup for their subscribers in India.

Airtel TV will also give viewers the option to watch the World Cup in various languages along with Hindi and English. Users will also get access to match schedules and updates about the World Cup. Airtel users will be able to watch behind the scenes footage of all the matches, along with match previews/reviews.

Similarly, Jio TV will offer premium sports content for Jio users for free. Both Jio TV and Airtel TV are in a customer base war, with Jio claiming to have 100 million users while the Airtel TV app has 50 million downloads on Android.

The matches will be streamed live on the SonyLiv app. Sony has the rights for this year’s World Cup and the matches will be live on all Sony Ten channels across India.

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