How To Watch France Vs

  • How To Watch France Vs

How To Watch France Vs

Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russian Federation, manager Roberto Martinez has said.

And the Chelsea winger will be eager to make his mark against France, just as he did in showdowns with Panama, Tunisia, Japan and Brazil at the finals.

Belgium are buzzing after their victory over Brazil while France are flying following their win against Uruguay.

With England or Croatia awaiting, the victor of this one will go in to Sunday's final as the favorites. France were defeated by West Germany whilst Belgium fell victim to the brilliance of Diego Maradona and Argentina.

But here's one thing Deschamps can be sure of: if Lukaku has a one-on-one duel with the French goalkeeper, and pauses just before the final shot, or if Eden Hazard cuts in from the left and curls his shot across Hugo Lloris, each of them will have taken expert advice on how to finesse those manoeuvres from one Thierry Henry, French legend.

Supersport will grant access to the epic battle between France and Belgium as they duke it out for a slot in the finals at the ongoing World cup in Russian Federation, this would be the 74th meeting between the two teams.

It will be interesting to see who Roberto Martinez picks as his replacement.

Adding to the rivalry is the fact that Thierry Henry, a hero of French soccer who helped the nation to World Cup glory in 1998, is now an assistant manager with Belgium's national team and will stand on their touchline on Tuesday. "But tomorrow, on a professional level, he will be putting all the passion that drives him into the Belgian team". How deep, or advanced, will Kevin de Bruyne play?

"Maybe he'll sing La Marseillaise, which I would find normal", said De Bruyne. "Of course, it is a hard situation, it really is not easy for him", said Deschamps.

The game kicks off at 2 p.m. EST.

Belgium won 4-3 against France when they met in a friendly match in 2015.

France will meet a European side only for the second time during the current World Cup, as their previous opponents outside of Denmark included Australia, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay. But there's little doubt that he's doing a fine job with Belgium so far: They haven't lost since his first game, and against Brazil he produced a tactical switch that few expected, but ultimately worked beautifully.

"We had to believe and we know how talented we are as a squad", he said. "We know each other inside out because many of us [who will be on opposite sides] play for the same clubs".

Henry was part of the 1998 team that won the World Cup on home turf, scoring three goals in his first major tournament and converting a penalty in a nerve-rattling shoo-out against Italy in the quarter finals.

"When you have such a solid foundation, you have the basics and clear understanding of what we want to do and achieve, it´s not a surprise that it´s going well for us".

"They are a great side and have a fantastic generation of players". Harry Maguire's brilliant aerial performances so far this tournament, culminating in him winning 22 headers against Sweden and Colombia, would suggest Jordan Pickford's goal won't be regularly troubled. For France, Kylian Mbappe can score in a blink and already introduced himself this tournament as one of the world's top scorers.

This time, they had to get past a five-time world champion, which gives them much more credit to feel that this time is the time.