Where all the big names failed to progress into next round and went home, teams like Belgium and Croatia made it into the semifinals of FIFA World Cup 2018 along with England and France.
Today, underdog Belgium will face mighty France in the semifinals of the World Cup. Both the teams are strong and well composed. The French team has stars like Pogba, Griezmann and Mbappe, Belgium is depended upon Kevin de bruyne, Hazard and Lukaku.
Although Belgium is a very composed side but it was a difficult journey for Roberto Martinez and his team, they have shown the door to 5 times Worldcup Champions Brazil after beating Asian Giants Japan in the quarter final. Belgium’s journey to final was totally dependent upon the performances of their trio Kevin de Bruyne, Hazard and Lukaku who is the current top scorer for the country.
France is well balanced and very strong in every area they have experienced goalkeeper like Lloris, their backline is combination of young and experienced players. in midfield they have Kante and Superstar Paul Pogba and strikers like Griezmann and Mbappe. The French team shocked Argentina in Round of 16 and easily surpassed Uruguay in quarters to secure place in semis for 6th time.
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France: Hugo Lloris; Lucas Hernandez, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard; Ngolo Kante, Paul Pogba; Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe; Olivier Giroud.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen, Toby Alderweireld; Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli; Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku.
Venue : St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
Time : 11:30 pm (IST)
Live on : Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3