France thrashes Belgium 1-0, reach World Cup final

France have reached the FIFA World Cup 2018 final game after beating Belgium with a solo early in the second half.

In a clash at Saint Petersburg, attended by Belgium King Philippe and French President Emmanuel Macron, the French were unshaken by the Belgian pressure who were pressing throughout the match to score.

France indeed started pressing the ball early in the first half but the Belgians regained control of the pitch and began attacking.

The pace continued until half time.

Both teams returned with determination visible in their eyes to snatch a goal.

But at the 51 minute, Samuel Umtiti got away from his marker and rose above Merouane Fellaini to head home France’s goal beyond the reach of Thibaut Courtois.

Belgium were not discouraged and began attacking very hard led by Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, sending many crosses to the French area but all fruitless.

France will be waiting the winner of tomorrow’s semi final match between England and Croatia.

France have become the sixth country to reach the World Cup final three times or more after Germany (eight), Brazil (six), Argentina (five) and Netherlands (three).

Source: Kuwait News Agency