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Belgium captain Eden Hazard is capable of turning the World Cup semifinal against France

Generally, though, Belgium's buildup in the attacking third was significantly lacking compared to France.

The connections between the two national team setups have become increasingly apparent in the two barren days between the last quarterfinal and the start of the last four.

Throughout this World Cup, if there's one criticism we've heard directed at France, it's that it hasn't looked overly impressive, despite winning five of its six matches and drawing the other.

But Belgium gradually grew into the game, retaining more possession as Eden Hazard began to cause problems with his runs and incisive movements on the left side.

Apart from Toby Alderweireld (currently 29 years old), most of this defence will be at least 35 years old by the time the next World Cup kicks off.

The France vs Belgium semi-final game will be played on July 10, Tuesday at 11:30 pm India time.

Both nations would have been worthy winners and whoever faces France in Monday's final will have to play out of their skins to deny them a second World Cup win. You have to show that you have ambitions as a team, as a group of players.

"Yes, it is weird, because he is French and that he will be on the bench of the opposition", Didier Deschamps said on Sunday morning on French television.

Roberto Martinez came out and spoke about the belief coursing through the team's veins in the aftermath of the victory over the five-time champions.

Chadli netted a dramatic stoppage-time victor in the round of 16 against Japan as Belgium came from two goals down to win 3-2.

"The feeling after scoring that goal was unbelievable, but then so was the feeling after the match against Brazil". We gave everything we have got. "But there haven't been one or two secrets to make it work, it's been common sense", he said. Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have been Belgium's attacking fulcrums at this World Cup in Russian Federation, but Kante's familiarity with all of those threats is what tilts the balance of the semi-final towards France.


"He plays an extremely important role for Martinez", Pfaff said.

"I think the back three suits our players. That's the quality that he has".

What Channel Is the 2018 World Cup France vs. Belgium Game On? The France vs. Belgium game is being broadcast in English on Fox, and in Spanish on Telemundo.

However, they say they will have no objection if the Centre Court crowd want to take sneak peeks of the action from Moscow on their phones.

That's why I feel that as good as the Paris Saint-Germain star is, Belgium can find a way to stop him.

France have no such selection issues and are nearly certain to stick with Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard at right back after a string of impressive displays from the 22-year-old have made him one of the tournament's stand-out defenders.

Samuel Umtiti's header was the only goal at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg.

In 29 matches for France, both in the underage sides and the seniors, Pavard has not lost a game.

The world now gets to see France's luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final.

They will play the victor of tomorrow's second semi-final match between England and Croatia.

Stopping them will be a different matter.

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