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(LIVE) Russia 2018 semi-final: France vs Belgium

FULL TIME!!!! France 1-0 Belgium

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90+6′ SAVE!!! Tolisso’s shot is saved by Belgium goalkeeper.

90+4′ YELLOW CARD!!! Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen is shown the card.

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90+2′ YELLOW CARD!!! France’s Mbappe gets a card.

90′ Six minutes added time.

87′ YELLOW CARD!!! France’s N’golo Kante gets a card for his tackle on Hazard.

86′ SUBSTITUTION!!! (France) Blaise Matuidi is replaced by Corentin Tolisso

83′ SUBSTITUTION!!! (France) Giroud is out for Steven N’Zonzi.

81′ SAVE!!! Lloris (France) punches out Axel Witsel’s 25-yard shot. What a save!

77′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Belgium replace Fellaini with Yannick Carrasco.

75′ WIDE!!! De Bryune (Belgium) blasts wide fromoutside the area.

71′ YELLOW CARD!!! Toby Alderweireld gets a caution for a bad tackle.

67′ WIDE!!! Mbappe (France) gets the ball to Giroud who lashes a shot way over the top of the goal.

65′ CHANCE!!! Belgium’s Mertens whips a cross to the head of Fellaini but his attempt goes wide.

63′ YELLOW CARD!!! Eden Hazardgets a caution after a foul.

62′ STATS!!! The last time Belgium tasted defeat was September 1, 2016.

60′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Belgium replace Dembele with Mertens.

56′ BLOCK!!! Mbappe (France) flicks a deft backheel into the path of Giroud but Courtois charged off his line to block his effort.

51′ GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL….Samuel Umtiti nods home to put France ahead. France 1-0 Belgium.

50′ BLOCK!!! Kompany gets a crucial boot to Giroud (France)’s effort, deflecting the ball behind for a corner

47′ OVER! Witsel whips an inviting ball into the penalty area where Lukaku rises above the defenders but heads his attempt over the bar.

Second Half!!! The boys are back on.

HALF TIME!!!! France 0-0 Belgium

45′ MISS!!!! Lukaku misses the ball after Samuel Umtitit’s effort to block De Bryne’s cross allow the ball to fall for the forward but he allows the ball to hit him and roll for a goal kick.

45′ One minute added time.

42′ STATS!!! Belgium’s haul of 14 goals is the most by the semi-final stage of a World Cup since Brazil in 2002 (15).

39′ SAVE!!! Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) spreads wide to save Pavard’s shot who collected a perfect through ball from Mbappe on the right flank.

36′ WIDE!!! France break with Antoine Griezmann driving all the way from midfield to release a shot that goes wide.

33′ MISSED!!! Mbappe (France) gets the ball from the midfield before laying it for Giroud but the Chelsea forward is unable to connect well with the ball and it rolls out for goal kick.

30′ CHANCE!!! Olivier Giroud (France) nods narrowly from Benjamin Pavard’s cross.

20′ PRESSURE!!! Belgium are putting more and more pressure on France and France had to make two clearances in two minutes. First from Hazard and the second from Toby Alderweireld with Hugo Lloris parries for a cornerkick.

17′ SHOT!!!! The balls falls to Blaise Matuidi in the midfield and he released a rocket that Thibaut Courtois easily catched.

15′ WIDE!!! Eden Hazard (Belgium) gets the ball on the edge of the box, cuts in before unleashing a shot that goes narrowly wide of the far post.

13′ CHANCE!!! Paul Pogba (France) bulldozes his way through the midfield to set up Mbappe who is unable to reach the ball before goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

4′  France controlling the early tempo of the game.

Game on…..

France are taking on Belgium in one of the semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The match starts at 7:00pm.

Belgium subs: Koen Casteels, Simon Mignolet, Adnan Januzaj, Youri Tielemans, Thomas Vermaelen, Thorgan Hazard, Leander Dendoncker, Yannick Carrasco, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi, Dedryck Boyata.
France subs: Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda, Presnel Kimpembe, Corentin Tolisso, Benjamin Mendy, Steven N’Zonzi, Ousmane Dembele, Djibril Sidibe, Thomas Lemar, Adil Rami, Florian Thauvin, Nabil Fekir.
 
Belgium XI: Thibaut Courtois; Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Axel Witsel; Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele, Maroaune Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne; Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard.
 
France XI: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud.