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Russia 2018: France into final after edging Belgium 1-0

By Mutala Yakubu
France beat Belgium 1-0 in Russia 2018
France beat Belgium 1-0 in Russia 2018

France have qualified for the finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 victory over Belgium.

The game started with Belgium the better of the two sides attacking the French side from all angles.

They created several half chances through Hazard and De Bryne but failed to score.

France grew into the game and shots from Griezmann, Pogba went narrowly wide.

The best chance perhaps fell to Giroud of France who squandered it.

They carried a 0-0 scoreline into halftime.

The second half started with France really on top of their game.

France had their glorious moment in the 51st minute. Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti rose highest to head home a Griezmann corner to make it 1-0 to France.

From that point, it was a do and die affair for Belgium and they threw everything at France.

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The French team defended incredibly to see the game out and will now face the winner of the game between England and Croatia in the finals on Sunday.

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