Belgium held a full-squad training session ahead of the match at their World Cup base camp outside Moscow, while France head coach Didier Deschamps said that all his players were ready for the encounter. The European nation will face either England or Croatia on Sunday after they defeated their neighbours Belgium by one goal to nil.
In contrast, France sleep-walked through the group stages, eking out wins over Australia and Peru before a stultifying 0-0 draw with Denmark. We've never been in such a situation, and that's why we need our team spirit more than ever against France. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.
France have not won the tournament since 1998 when they triumphed on home soil, with Mbappe tipped as a possible Golden Ball victor due to his fine performances.
That was as close as Belgium came to taking the game to extra-time, though, as Lloris comfortably parried a long-range pile-driver from Axel Witsel.
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FW, Kevin De Bruyne, 6 - Offered a few glimpses of his talent but drifted out of the game and didn't create anything for a long time. The French will be hopeful of winning their second World Cup.
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France was relentless on the attack in its 4-3 win against Argentina, but it has now revealed a grit in wins against Uruguay and Belgium that many were not sure existed. "For him tomorrow it could be a bit hard, but he works for Belgium now, he wants us to win. I think his heart will be split tomorrow because before anything he remains French". This is the team with the highest number of goals scored in the World Cup, 15, so far. Even though France has a young team, they also have a very experienced player on the team, the goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris. "The effort from the players was magnificent, I couldn't ask for more".
Usually tournament awards are given to the players who are the most influential attackers or the leading goal scorer-and that's why the candidates we have been hearing until this point are Luka Modric, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.