Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium

27-year-old looks like a man on a mission to bring the WC trophy for the first time in the country’s history

27-year-old looks like a man on a mission to bring the WC trophy for the first time in the country’s history

Getty Belgium's Golden Generation have reached the nation's first semifinal since 1986.

Blaise Matuidi missed France's quarter-final win over Uruguay through suspension, but he returns to the team replacing Corentin Tolisso, but that is the only switch Deschamps has made to his French side, who are looking to emulate the heroes of 1998, where they stormed to World Cup glory on home soil.

In the quarterfinals, Belgium stunned Brazil on the back of an attack whose reputation was years in the making.

Eden Hazard pushing for an equaliser.

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne warned Kylian Mbappe was ready to take the world by storm on the eve of the game and the most expensive teenager in the history of football showed why inside the first 60 seconds. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was impregnable, even with Neymar probing for weaknesses. His two goals against La Albiceleste had the BBC making Pele comparisons. Yes, the likenesses between Kylian Mbappe and Henry are uncanny, except that Mbappe is still a teenager while stamping his mark on this tournament, while, 20 years ago, in France, Henry was a year older.

"It was a tight game and there weren't many big moments to decide it", he said in his post-match press conference. "In terms of potential, as well as quality, for me, yes, he already deserves the Ballon d'Or". Sign up for our month-long newsletter. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.

"I feel an enormous amount of pride", Umtiti told Fox Sports after the match.

It means the 1998 World Cup winners will play either England or Croatia in the final on Sunday.

In contrast, France sleep-walked through the group stages, eking out wins over Australia and Peru before a stultifying 0-0 draw with Denmark. But one thing remained familiar: Les Bleus were World Cup finalists again.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking: 7.

Olivier Debregeas predicts France will beat Belgium 1-0. Defeated Japan in the round of 16, 3-2. The Guardian's Martin Laurence seemingly went against the grain, however, and predicted a 2-1 win for Belgium. Services including Hulu Live, Fubo TV, DirecTV Now, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all have packages available with some or all of the channels broadcasting 2018 World Cup matches.

Notable: The Red Devils began the tournament ranked eighth in the Elo rankings.

However, the Manchester United boss singled out Pogba, his charge at Old Trafford, for particular praise, heralding the player's "mature" performance but also criticizing numerous Belgian players for "hiding" on the biggest stage. Leading the scoring in this tournament with 14 goals, many thought this could be their year. Samuel Umtiti, who anchors Les Bleus's back line, will be key in managing the pace and thwarting Belgian advances.