France Beat Belgium 1-0, Reach World Cup Final

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France Beat Belgium 1-0, Reach World Cup Final

France reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006, with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semi-final match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star.

Samuel Umtiti’s header in the 51st minute was the only goal in a tense match at St. Petersburg.

France, the 1998 champions and runners-up in ’06, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday’s final at Moscow.

England and Croatia will meet on Wednesday in Moscow in the second semi-final.

France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium shook hands in the VIP section before the match. Mick Jagger was also on the official list of guests.

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