Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final

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Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament.

"I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere", Lloris told reporters earlier this week.

France are through to the final.

But with their King Philippe watching from the stands, there was to be no coronation.

"Of course I would prefer it if he were with us and he were giving me his advice, but we mustn't be jealous", said Giroud.

In an end-to-end game full of chances, Samuel Umtiti's second-half header proved to the be only goal as France defeated Belgium 1-0 Tuesday to reach the World Cup final.

"Damn set piece, that's all I can say, " Kompany said.

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Six minutes of injury time provided Belgium with hope but France ran the clock down and nearly made it 2-0 as Griezmann and then Corentin Tolisso's shots were well saved by Courtois.

51st minute: Goal. France. Not only they are set to take on one of the top European sides at the moment, but this will also be their tougher opponent in quite a while.

"That little bit of composure and sharp movement around the box that we normally have [was the difference]".

France conceded three in their round-of-16 tie against Argentina and their last meeting with Belgium, in 2015, ended in a 4-3 defeat - this fixture has a history of goals.

"We know him, he has a lot of passion for football and he will be with the Belgians and will give everything to help his team".

They will play the victor of tomorrow's second semi-final match between England and Croatia. Henry is one of the greatest French players of all time.

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"It will be freakish to have him up against us", Giroud said.

"The frustration is there because we didn't lose to a team who are better than us, we lost to a team who play nothing, just defend".

Kylian Mbappe surged forward inside the first 10 seconds and crossed low for Griezmann, but the forward failed to get on the end of it and Belgium cleared. France are looking to reach their third World Cup final in the last 20 years, while Belgium are vying for their first-ever decisive match.

Belgium is now ranked No. 3 in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association, while France is ranked No. 7. It allows the country to be more ambitious and believe in its own talent.

"We can be proud of what we have achieved".

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