World Cup: Umtiti Heads France Into The Final

umtiti, france

umtiti, france

France have qualified for the final of the Russia World Cup following a 1-0 win over Belgium in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti headed home the only goal of the game in the 51st minute to send the Blues to the Sunday final for the third time in 20 years.

After being dominated in the first half, due to an awesome Eden Hazard, the 1998 champions took responsibility and the control of the match after half time.

Didier Dischamps’ squad ably proved they have many faces and can adapt well to any prevailing situation.

Read: World Cup Tidbits: Did You Know Before 1978 Only Those Who Played Actual Final Received Winners’ Medals?

Once ahead, they locked down, robbing the Red Devil’s star names of space to pick through in the final third, grinding down the clock, while looking to strike on the counter.

They will know their opponent today when England take on Croatia.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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