Moscow [Russia], July 11 (NT): France secured their birth into the ongoing football event FIFA World Cup 2018 finals after crushing Belgium 1-0 at Saint Petersburg Stadium here on Tuesday.
France will now lock the horns with Croatia or England to clinch the title in the finals.
Worth mention here France will play the Football World Cup final for the first time since 2006. The hero of France win was Samuel Umtiti, who scored the goal after a second-half header.
Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois both played smart moves to make sure the game remained scoreless till the interval for Belgium.
From the start of the game, France took an early possession while Belgium attacked from the right side.
Matuidi took everyone by blow when he gave a free rein to a thunderbolt of a shot but it straight went into at Courtois hands.
France also received a free-kick and won it on the right wing where Griezmann's delivery was perfect but Pogba's header goes over.
Awaiting half time, it was astounding to see the score line for both the nations to remain unaffected.
After scoring the goal, France had mostly wasted time while Belgium made a few attempts but failed.