MX23RW : Tuesday, November 13 05:22:20
Timeline
51'     S. Umtiti (A. Griezmann)
(M. Dembele) D. Mertens        60'
(Holding) E. Hazard        63'
(Tripping) T. Alderweireld        71'
(M. Fellaini) Y. Carrasco        80'
85'     S. N'Zonzi (O. Giroud)
86'     C. Tolisso (B. Matuidi)
87'     N. Kante (Holding)
90+3'     K. Mbappe (Unsportsmanlike cond)
(Roughing) J. Vertonghen        90+4'
(N. Chadli) M. Batshuayi        90+1'
Reaction
Antoine Griezmann in action for France on June 9, 2018
Antoine Griezmann hits back at Thibaut Courtois criticism
France forward Antoine Griezmann accuses Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of being hypocritical by calling Les Bleus' tactics "anti-football".
Jul 13, 20:18
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois denies Benjamin Pavard during the World Cup semi-final against France on July 10, 2018
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois left unimpressed by France display
Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois criticises the performance of France, despite Les Bleus reaching the World Cup semi-finals with victory in St Petersburg.
Jul 11, 11:29
Paul Pogba scores the winner during the World Cup group game between France and Australia on June 16, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'France's Paul Pogba played with maturity against Belgium'
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho praises the performance of Paul Pogba after he helped France defeat Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals.
Jul 11, 11:02
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez tight-lipped over Belgium future
Roberto Martinez states that he will not be considering his future as Belgium boss until after the 2018 World Cup's third-place playoff on Saturday.
Jul 10, 22:29
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Didier Deschamps hails "exceptional" France win over Belgium at World Cup
Didier Deschamps is pleased with the character of his France team following their 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday which sealed a spot in the 2018 World Cup final.
Jul 10, 22:17
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez: 'Belgium sought to win World Cup'
Roberto Martinez confesses that his "disappointment is huge" after Belgium were beaten 1-0 by France in the semi-finals of the World Cup, a tournament that they sought to win.
Jul 10, 22:09
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on October 10, 2017
Roberto Martinez: 'Belgium beaten by bit of French luck'
Roberto Martinez describes France's goal in their 1-0 World Cup semi-final victory over Belgium as a "bit of luck".
Jul 10, 21:56
The Match
Match Report
France book their place in the final of the 2018 World Cup courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium, with Samuel Umtiti scoring the only goal of the game.
Live Commentary
Relive France's 1-0 win over Belgium as Samuel Umtiti's second-half header sends Les Bleus into the final of the 2018 World Cup.
Team News
Blaise Matuidi returns to France's starting lineup to face Belgium, while the Red Devils replace the injured Thomas Meunier with Mousa Dembele in their only change.
Preview
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup semi-final clash between France and Belgium.
Head to Head
Jun 7, 2015 8pm
France
3-4
Belgium
Valbuena (53' pen.), Fekir (89'), Payet (91')
Cabaye (41')
­Fellaini (17', 42'), Nainggolan (50'), Hazard (54' pen.)
Build-up
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring the second during the World Cup quarter-final game between Brazil and Belgium on July 6, 2018
Kevin De Bruyne hails Pep Guardiola influence
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne thanks Pep Guardiola for helping him to "grow a lot as an individual player" over the past 12 months.
Jul 10, 12:02
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and assistant Thierry Henry during the friendly against Costa Rica on June 11, 2018
Hugo Lloris: 'Thierry Henry's heart will be split for World Cup semi-final'
Hugo Lloris expects Thierry Henry to have divided loyalties when France face Belgium for a place in the World Cup final on Tuesday night.
Jul 9, 20:35
Hugo Lloris makes a save during the World Cup group game between France and Australia on June 16, 2018
Hugo Lloris "ready to suffer" against Belgium
France captain Hugo Lloris warns his side that they must be "ready to suffer" against Belgium when the two sides meet in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Jul 9, 19:00
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Olivier Giroud: Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe "are both geniuses"
Olivier Giroud says that Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard is "one of the three best players" that he has played with, while also talking up the quality of Kylian Mbappe.
Jul 9, 11:13
Eden Hazard in action during the international friendly between Belgium and Portugal on June 2, 2018
Eden Hazard: 'N'Golo Kante the best in the world'
Belgium attacker Eden Hazard says that his country will find it difficult to beat France on Tuesday night if Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante "is at his best".
Jul 8, 21:21
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Eden Hazard lavishes praise on Kylian Mbappe
Eden Hazard lavishes praise on France's Kylian Mbappe, with the Belgium attacker revealing that he has "mad respect" for the 19-year-old.
Jul 8, 21:08
Olivier Giroud in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup on April 22, 2018
Olivier Giroud: 'Hugo Lloris better than Thibaut Courtois'
Olivier Giroud claims that France teammate Hugo Lloris is a better goalkeeper than his Chelsea colleague Thibaut Courtois.
Jul 8, 20:29
Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen speaking at a press conference prior to his side's World Cup semi-final with France
Thomas Vermaelen: 'Belgium not content with reaching World Cup semi-finals'
Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen insists that his side will not be content unless they lift the World Cup, having made it to the semi-finals.
Jul 8, 19:00
Belgium midfielder Nacer Chadli wheels away in celebration following his last-minute winner against Japan in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup
Nacer Chadli: 'Belgium have nothing to fear'
Belgium midfielder Nacer Chadli insists that his side have gained a lot of confidence from their World Cup quarter-final victory over Brazil.
Jul 8, 18:48
France's Raphael Varane in action with Denmark's Pione Sisto on June 26, 2018
Raphael Varane: 'Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku are big threats'
France centre-back Raphael Varane insists that his team will have to be wary of Belgium duo Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in Tuesday night's 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Jul 7, 21:47
Eden Hazard in action for Belgium on June 2, 2018
Lucas Hernandez: 'France can cope with Eden Hazard'
France defender Lucas Hernandez insists that his team can deal with the threat of Belgium's Eden Hazard in their 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Jul 7, 21:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jan Vertonghen: 'France tougher than Brazil'
Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen says that "France are a bit more complete than Brazil" ahead of Tuesday night's 2018 World Cup semi-final.
Jul 7, 13:37

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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