World Cup 2018: France Beat Belgium 1 – 0 To Reach Final
France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbors Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg.
A goal from Defender Samuel Umtiti during the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner sent France to their first World Cup final since 2006.
Didier Deschamps’ side were on the back foot for large periods of the game, but emerged victorious to reach their third final, having been beaten by Italy on penalties in 2006.
Belgium came through the quarter-finals by impressively beating Brazil, but they were unable to find the equaliser, as Axel Witsel’s powerful, long-range drive was pushed away by Hugo Lloris, who also brilliantly kept out Toby Alderweireld’s turn and shot.