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2018/07/10 | 20:00| Group A| Krestovsky Stadium, | Full Time|

As it happened: France 1-0 Belgium

2018-07-10 19:00
Last Updated at 20:27
10 Jul 22:20
That's all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 for the coverage of this World Cup Semi-final clash as France beat Belgium and booked their place in the tournament final.
10 Jul 22:04
10 Jul 22:03

Man of the Match | Samuel Umtiti

The defender grabbed the decisive goal to book France's place in the World Cup final.

10 Jul 21:54

FULL-TIME: France 1-0 Belgium

France defeat Belgium to book a place in the World Cup Final!!

10 Jul 21:54
95' Courtois pulls off a diving save off of Mbappe to tip it around the post.
10 Jul 21:51
93' Vertonghen goes into the book for a frustrated looking foul on Mbappe.
10 Jul 21:50
91' Mbappe gets booked for time wasting.
10 Jul 21:49
90' Chadli is replaced by striker Michy Batshuayi
10 Jul 21:48
90' The fourth official signals 6 minutes of added time.
10 Jul 21:46
88' The ball is driven into Lukaku who should have gotten on the end of it with the goal at his mercy.
10 Jul 21:45
86' Kante now goes into the referee's book for a pull on Hazard.
10 Jul 21:44
85' Tolisso replaces the injured Matuidi.
10 Jul 21:42
83' France make a defensive change as Giroud is replaced by Steven Nzozi.
10 Jul 21:39
80' Really good long-range hit by Witsel that Lloris punches away just out of the reach of a Belgian player.
10 Jul 21:38
79' Belgium make their second change as Fellaini is replaced by Carrasco.
10 Jul 21:37
78' Hazard goes on another run and goes down under a challenge by Goroud by the referee says play on.
10 Jul 21:34
75' Hazard finds De Bruyne who can hit them but the midfielder fails to keep his left-footed effort down.
10 Jul 21:32
74' Alderweireld is booked by the referee.
10 Jul 21:32

73' France 1-0 Belgium

Belgium are now swinging in cross after cross as they look to equalise!

We're into the final 20 MINUTES!

10 Jul 21:29
67' France now dropping deeper into their own half with veteran defender Vincent Kompany impressive in the ball-playing defensive role for Belgium so far.
10 Jul 21:28
67' France now dropping deeper into their own half with veteran defender Vincent Kompany impressive in the ball-playing defensive role for Belgium so far.
10 Jul 21:25
65' Belgium are enjoying 59% of possession to France's 41% but importantly find themselves trailing.
10 Jul 21:23

64' Lovely ball in by Mertens that Lloris has to punch away.

CHANCE for Belgium from another cross as Fellaini just outs his header wide!

10 Jul 21:21
62' Hazard gets a yellow card for a cynical pull on Matuidi as France were looking to break.
10 Jul 21:19
60' CHANCE for Belgium as the ball falls to De Bruyne on the volley but the onrushing France defence just does enough to put him off!
10 Jul 21:17
59' Belgium make an attacking change as Mertens replaces Mousa Dembele.
10 Jul 21:14
55' France now playing some sublime football with both Alderweireld then Kompany making some last-ditch blocks to deny the French.
10 Jul 21:12

50' France 1-0 Belgium

Samuel Umtiti gives France the lead from a corner and scores his first competitive international goal!! France are now sniffing the World Cup final!

10 Jul 21:08
50' FRANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 Jul 21:07
49' Nervy moment for the France defence as De Bruyne tried to play in Lukaku with Umtiti just doing enough to thwart the attack.
10 Jul 21:06
47' Good looking ball into Lukaku who can't direct his header on goal under some pressure by Varane.
10 Jul 21:03

46' France 0-0 Belgium

Belgium gets us back underway in the second-half.

10 Jul 21:02

HT: France 0-0 Belgium

The midfield battle is a tough one, but it is difficult for both teams to find their No9s. Neither Giroud or Romelu Lukaku have had the ball at their feet.

10 Jul 20:56

Half-Time KEY STATISTICS: France 0-0 Belgium

Neither side managing to score with Belgium dominating possession.

10 Jul 20:47

HALF-TIME: France 0-0 Belgium

Eden Hazard has looked the most likely to score for Belgium in a high-quality first-half.

10 Jul 20:45
45' There will be 1 minute of added time.
10 Jul 20:44

43' Pogba is brought down by Dembele on the edge of the box. Griezmann will fancy this!

Griezmann hits it into the wall.

10 Jul 20:43

42' France 0-0 Belgium

The quality of the game is very high. No wonder both teams have made it to the final four. The players seem to have risen their level even higher than during the quarter-finals. We haven't seen a lot of free-kicks or breaks in play, while the technical attributes and precision passing has been superb too.

10 Jul 20:40
39' BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH falls to Pavard for France from the right but Courtois' legs comes to Belgium's rescue!
10 Jul 20:37

35' Griezmann picks up the ball in his own half and goes on a gliding run onto the edge of the Belgium box but drags his shot wide.

10 Jul 20:34
33' CHANCE for France as Mbappe pulls a first-time ball back across the face of goal but the Belgium defence does just enough to thwart an onrushing Giroud.
10 Jul 20:33
32' Griezmann cuts in on his weaker foot and flashes a shot over the crossbar from just outside the area.
10 Jul 20:32
31' Hazard seems to want to run the show tonight and is looking to run at every opportunity at Pavard!
10 Jul 20:31

30' France 0-0 Belgium

Belgium are playing with a swagger with France having to ride out the storm.Hazard has been tearing up the French defence!

10 Jul 20:30
29' France are so far struggling to get going in this encounter with Belgium not allowing them to get in their stride.
10 Jul 20:28
27' Another inviting ball by De Bruyne across the face of the goal that Umtiti does well to clear for a throw-in.
10 Jul 20:25

24' France win their first corner as Hernandez goes on an overlap before Alderweireld makes a timely intervention.

Fellaini clears the resulting corner-kick.

10 Jul 20:23

22' Belgium in the opening stages are enjoying 58% of the possession to France's 42%.

It feels like more!

10 Jul 20:22

20' De Bruyne hits in an in-swinger aimed at Fellaini that Varane again does well to clear.

WHAT A SAVE by Lloris who turns an Alderweireld shot around the post.