France downs Belgium to advance to World Cup final

France becomes the first team to advance the World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium behind a 51' goal from Samuel Umtiti.

Thomas Miller

The French national squad has a legitimate shot at winning its first world cup title in twenty years after a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday. Samuel Umtiti had a beautiful header in the 51st minute off of an Antoine Griezman corner that ended up being the game winner. France will face the winner of the England vs. Croatia which is scheduled for 1:00 PM CST tomorrow.

Frances defense, led by NGolo Kant and Paul Pogba, silenced Belgiums ferocious front line of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, holding Belgium scoreless for the first time in this tournament.

Jacob Bogage
Staff Writer, The Washington Post

In Group play, France defeated Australia 2-1 and Peru 1-0 before ending the game in a 0-0 draw vs Denmark. France then defeated Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16 to advance to the qaurter-finals where they defeated Uruguay 2-0. The World Cup final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium Sunday at 10:00 AM CST. France stars Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and Antoine Griezmann are looking to lead France to their second World Cup title.