Goals and goals are expected to be shot in the first semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be played between France and Belgium on Tuesday. One time FIFA World Cup winner France and its neighboring country Belgium will face each other tomorrow. Both teams play aggressive football and in the last match between them, total 7 goals were scored.
The last encounter between the two teams in the FIFA World Cup was in 1986, when France won 4-2 in the match played for third place.
The two European veterans will be hoping for a strong fight as the winning team will reach the 24th FIFA World Cup final, where they will meet on Sunday with the winner of the second semifinal match played between Croatia and England.
Let’s have a look at the teams of France and Belgium.
The journey of France in the knockout stage of the world cup so far:
France defeated two former world champions in the way to the semi-finals. They defeated Uruguay in the pre-quarterfinals and then in the quarter-finals they defeated Argentina.
France’s midfield is strong. The presence of Paul Pogba and Conte is the strength of the team. The team has deadly strikers like Mbappe and Griezmann.
The front row of the team has failed to meet the expectations. It has been difficult for them to face a strong defense. The team is very dependent on the Mbappe and Griezmann. They have scored 6 goals out of 9 goals of the team in the current world cup.
The journey of Belgium in the knockout stage of the world cup so far:
Everyone saw Belgium’s record came back against Japan in the pre-quarterfinals. After this, they defeated five times champion and the title favorite Brazil in the last eight.
Belgium’s biggest strength is its midfielders. Kevin de Bruyne and Fellaini help in both attack and defense. Romelu Lukaku has so far scored 4 goals and is included in the Golden Boot race. If they get along with Eden Hazard, then this pair can do impossible.
Belgium’s biggest weakness is its defense. A team like Japan scored two goals in front of him. Brazil had also been fighting against them and was very near to level the score.