France win the semifinal against Belgium, with the Header of Samuel Umtiti in 51st minutes gave France 1-0 lead early in the second half. In the first half both team drawing 0-0 in the entertaining first World Cup Semi final on Tuesday , with both team creating half chances but neither able to break the deadlock. France one time World Cup Champion, and Belgium face off in Saint Petersburg for a spot in the final, where France will be play either Croatia or England on Sunday in Moscow. Second semi final match will be held tomorrow.
For all of the France’s Attacking flair, tonight’s victory was built on the steel of their back four- Varane was exceptional, Paul Pogba was also immense in midfield. Belgium just was not enough for the World cup’s ferocious underdogs to scrape into their first even final as France ran away with 1-0 win.
Perfectly timed header from Samuel Umtiti in the 52nd minute put France on the board. After the 24th year old beat towering Belgium star Marouane Fellaini in the air following a corner from Antoine Griezmann.
Eden hazard hit the deck inches from the box after appearing to be fouled by Olivier Giroud. Hazard was stuck on the ground after knock as the refree deliberated on a free kick.
Eden Hazard was a lively presence on Belgium’s right , dragging a shot wide and toby Alderweireld forced a smart save from Hugo Lloris while at another end Olivier Giroud flicked a header narrowly wide.
As these team are on a treamendous roll and have knocked off some big opponents along the way. France finished first Group C then went to beat Argentina (4-3) ,Uruguay (2-0) and Belgium (1-0) to reached Final.