SAINT PETERSBURG, Jul. 10, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : France reached the FIFA World Cup final for the third time in their history with a 1-0 win against Belgium (halftime: 0-0) on Tuesday night at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
Both teams held off against each other during the first 45 minutes of the game. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with a saving goal by French defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.
Fixtures and Results : Second stage
France at the World Cup
- 1 title (1998)
- 15 appearances (first in 1930)
- 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Champions (1998) Runners-up (2006) Third Place (1958, 1986) Fourth Place (1982)
Belgium at the World Cup
- 13 appearances (first in 1930)
- 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (1986)
- 10 July 2018
- Saint Petersburg
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