France beats Belgium 1-0 to qualify for W/Cup final

An early header from defender Samuel Umtiti on 51 minutes gave France a 1-0 win over Belgium to qualify for their third World Cup final.

Despite dominating the first half, Belgium just did not do enough as they were always threatened by a dangerous Kylian Mbappe-led French attack.

Belgian captain Eden Hazard tossed the French defence time and again, but good defending by Varane and keeper Hugo Lloris ensured Le Bleu qualified for the Russia 2018 World Cup final slated for Sunday.

Romanu Lukaku was completely pocketed and posed no threat for the Red Devils, Kevin De Bruyne who shone brilliantly against Brazil looked tamed throughout.

France await the winner of the Croatia/England match � it comes up on Wednesday.

Source: Voice of Nigeria