France overcome Belgium to book their place in the World Cup Final

France set up a World cup final with either England or Croatia has they squeezed past European rivals Belgium in a inspiring match up in Moscow last night.
French defender Samuel Umtiti was one of the French heroes with his second half goal being the difference in a 1-0 win that saw France into only their third ever World Cup final.
After their impressive performance against Brazil in the quarter finals Belgium lead siege to the French goal in the last quarter of the game as the French defence and the outstanding Hugo Lloris held firm.
With both teams coming into the game as two of the pre tournament favourites provided a game a football that any football fan would enjoy as Belgium dominated procession with 64% on the night, which meant France were happy to play on the counter attack and with Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe carrying on where he had left off against Argentina and Uruguay with his darting runs and little tricks with the ball keeping the Belgium defence on alert at all times.
It was Mbappe who created possible the best opportunity of the first half, his excellent little flick allowing team mate Olivier Giroud an chance on goal, only for the Chelsea striker to see his effort blocked and go wide yet again.
However, it was Umtiti who eventually broke the stalemate as he contacted with Antoine Griezmann’s corner to produce a thunderous header at the near post that flew past Thibaut Courtois in the Belgium net.
Belgium had their chances late on with Marouane Fellini sending his rocketing header wide, before Lloris was on had to produce two fantastic saves from Axel Witsel’s long range effort and Toby Alderweireld’s shot on the turn.
But the French defence held out and has the final whistle blew the French bench rushed onto the pitch while the playing staff mobbed head coach Didier Deschamps who will now look to become only the thrid person ever to win the World cup as a player and a manager.
France will now go into Sunday’s World Cup Final, while Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’ will have to settle for the third and fourth play off match on Saturday against tonight’s losers.

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