France and Belgium meet in the first World Cup semi-final in Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday as two of the tournament’s most talented teams aim to fulfill the promise latent within their ranks.
Belgium produced what was heralded as a coming of age performance against Brazil in the quarter-final, blowing the five-time winners away with a display of attacking verve that was mixed with grit and resilience in defence. However, the Belgians will meet a French team in St. Petersburg that has emerged as a gilded generation of its own.
Ahead of the World Cup Semi-Final Let’s create a combined XI –
France – Belgium – ‘ The Combined XI ‘
Meunier(Bel) Vertonghen(Bel) Varane(Fra) Hernandez(Fra)
De Bruyne(Bel) Kante(Fra) Pogba(Fra)
Mbappe(Fra) Lukaku(Bel) Hazard(Bel)
🔁 for Mbappe
❤️ for Hazard pic.twitter.com/viFtgphTem
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