In pictures: France vs Belgium

Published : Jul 11, 2018 01:45 IST

General view inside the Saint Petersburg Stadium prior to kickoff. (Getty Images)

Belgium's Queen Mathilde and King Philippe, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Minister Didier Reynders in the Saint Petersburg Stadium. (Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe takes on Witsel in the opening minutes and sets the tone of the game. (Getty Images)

The official match ball of the France vs Belgium game. (Getty Images)

Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris pull of diving saves to keep the scores 0-0 in the first half. (Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann in possession but closely marshalled by Moussa Dembele and Axel Witsel. (Getty Images)

Blaise Matuidi gets in ahead of Kevin De Bruyne and puts in a tackle to shut down a Belgium attack. (Getty Images)

Club mates Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba both vie for the ball. (Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud, under pressure from Vincent Kompany, stretches to reach a cross. (Getty Images)

Eden Hazard in possession as Paul Pogba and Benjamin Pavard keep an eye on his movements. (Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud miscues a shot under pressure from Mossua Dembele. (Getty Images)

Roberto Martinez reacts as Eden Hazard is fouled near the halfway line. (Getty Images)

Ngolo Kante sprints past Axel Witsel. (Getty Images)

Samuel Umtiti rises high and sends a header past Courtois to score the only goal of the game. (Getty Images)

Umtiti celebrates his goal as Courtois looks dejected. (Getty Images)

The referee shows Eden Hazard a yellow card for a cynical foul on Matuidi. (Getty Images)

Nacer Chadli, Axel Witsel and Dries Mertens argue with the referee. (Getty Images)

Eden Hazard goes down injured after a tackle from Olivier Giroud, who pleads his innocence. (Getty Images)

Steven Nzonzi heads the ball away as France holds on to its lead. (Getty Images)

Jan Vertonghen looks dejected as France celebrates its progression to the final of the World Cup. (Getty Images)

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General view inside the Saint Petersburg Stadium prior to kickoff. (Getty Images)
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