France , the most expert in the semifinals of the four remaining squares is, interestingly, the youngest team of survivors in Russia . It has many possibilities, as it has progressed hand in hand with the vertigo of the almost beardless Kylian Mbappé , the regular contribution of Antoine Griezmann , the indefatigable work in the core of the N’Golo Kante , Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi and the low concentration the goal sticks of Hugo Lloris .
The match will be played on Tuesday 10 at 1:00 pm (Peruvian time) at the St. Petersburg stadium. It will be broadcast by Directv Sports.
The set of Didier Deschamps, without being brilliant, has been effective, which has given him to overcome the group stage with solvency and leave in the ditch, also with some authority, the Argentina of Lionel Messi and Uruguay de Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, whose loss in the clash of quarters was decisive.
France , returning to a semifinal twelve years later, challenges Belgium, the team that, in general, has given better sensations, but also had to suffer the unspeakable to progress in the second round, when Japan stood with a 0-2 in the second period.
Under the command of Spanish coach Roberto Martínez , Belgiumis ready to confirm what was waiting for a group of players with great possibilities, the real leap of quality towards the world top.
In previous tournaments players like Eden Hazard , Kevin de Bruyne or Romelu Lukaku had been stranded before reaching expected levels. In Russia 2018 they seem to have treasured the necessary experience and the measured baton of ‘Bob’ Martinez to exploit at last.
Belgium , top scorer of the tournament, has shown its enormous potential forward, but also its ability to sacrifice to minimize the virtues of the opponent and defend everything, as happened to Brazil in the quarterfinals.
The stadium in St. Petersburg will dictate this Tuesday and will define whether those who take the step forward, for the first time in history, are these diabolical ‘Red Devils’ .
France: Hugo Lloris – Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez – Corentin Tolisso, Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud. DT: Didier Deschamps.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois – Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen – Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Nacer Chadli – Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard. DT: Roberto Martínez.
Referee: Andrés Cunha ( URU )
Stadium: Saint Petersburg