World Cup football tournament first semi-final match will be playing on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Worl’s best football team Germany, Brazil, Argentina & Spain lose the match and out the 2018 world cup. This time 2-time champion France and aims for its third world cup final in Moscow.
France, fresh from their 2-0 defeat of Uruguay in the quarter-final match. Belgium has reached the semifinals, that won the round-of-16 match against Japan & defeated World Cup top team Brazil by 1–2 in the quarter-final. The team has met 18 times in major tournament campaigns.
World Cup 2018 Semifinal: France vs Belgium
The team has played 73rd matches in all competitions between France and Belgium. France has won 24 times to Belgium’s 30 (19 draws).
Belgium football team won 4-3 the last time they met France That match was friendly in Paris in 2015.
This is Belgium’s second appearance in the World Cup semi-finals.
Win Probability of the Match: France(38%) & Belgium(33%) & draw(29%)
Round of 16
- France 4 Argentina 3
- Belgium 3 Japan 2
- Uruguay 0 France 2
- Brazil 1 Belgium 2
France 23 Man Squad
- Coach: Didier Deschamps
- Star player: Antoine Griezmann
- World Cup best: Winners 1998
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/England), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain).
Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/Germany), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/Spain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/Spain), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/England), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/Spain).
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United/England), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/Germany), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/Italy), Ngolo Kante (Chelsea/England), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla/Spain).
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/Spain), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/England), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/Spain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Thomas Lemar (Monaco).
Belgium 23 Man’s World Cup 2018
- Coach: Roberto Martinez
- Star player: Kevin De Bruyne
- World Cup best: Fourth place 1986
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Dries Mertens, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku.
Semi-final Fixtures, Squads & Team, Highlights
France vs Belgium – St Petersburg, 7 PM (Match 61) – BBC One
Semi-final France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Matuidi, Pogba; Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Semi-final Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini, Chadli; E. Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku.
Final Score: France (1)- (0)Belgium
This is the third time when France football team reached in Final of world cup, also doing so in 1998 and 2006. Final match will be playing on Luzhniki stadium with England or croatia.