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"It's been two years to try and understand these footballers, the human beings behind the footballers, and to try and get a group that shared the same ambition, not just to use the national team to improve their brand", Martinez told a news conference.

Belgium were excellent against Brazil but I am anxious that game might have been their performance of this World Cup.

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A Belgium team featuring numerous same stars lost by the same score to Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinal four years ago and then was shocked 3-1 by Wales in the European Championship quarterfinals two years ago.

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The World Cup is set to get back underway this afternoon.

In a World Cup filled with exciting comebacks and a record-breaking number of matches decided by penalty kicks, all it took for France to best a high-scoring Belgian team was a single goal. Belgium beat Japan and pulled off a stunning upset of Brazil to make it to the semi-final match.

Up for grabs are the Golden Boot Award (most goals scored), Golden Ball Award (best player), Golden Glove Award (best goalkeeper), Fair Play Award (best disciplinary record) and the Young Player Award.

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But, he did go on to suggest the Gunners might be in the market for a much younger, future prospect. The 22-year-old is yet to have a summer break after featuring for Uruguay at the World Cup.

Richie Sadlier believes France delivered their most complete performance in their World Cup semi-final win over Belgium - and he expects them to be joined by England in the final.

It wasn't about having a good tournament, it wasn't about being happy to be in the top four, so it's a really sad dressing room right now because the opportunity of being in the final was the only focus that we had.

"FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation and we will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a Federation Internationale de Football Association event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration", a spokesman said.

"There is still one more step to take, but we're proud of what we've done". We need to be ready to win that game.

Three things we learned today at the World Cup
Russia advanced to the Round of 16 from Group A after finishing as runners-up while Spain emerged as winners from Group B. Akinfeev pushed away a 109th-minute shot from substitute Rodrigo who ran hard at goal from near the halfway line.

Samuel Umtiti headed home from a corner six minutes into the second half saw France through to a meeting with either Croatia or England in Sunday's final.