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"We want desperately to get to the final and go on and win because if it doesn't happen it will forever be a disappointment".

Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.

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Meanwhile, Belgium will be without the suspended Thomas Meunier after he picked up a second caution of the tournament in his side's 2-1 win over Brazil.

The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15's World Cup final. In the [Argentina] match he made an assist for Mbappé and we need this sort of supporting play.

Belgium will be tough but I really think France have a good chance of making it into the final.

'He's had a fantastic year and he can even improve if that's possible, so yes he will be a danger to us but we are going to try and stop him from playing'.

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"France were one of the favourites before the World Cup and I think the game will be tougher than against Brazil due to their individual quality", he said.

After a poor outing against the U.S. in the final tune-up, Giroud, 31, did not start the opener against Australia, but when France struggled against the Socceroos, head coach Didier Deschamps brought on Giroud, who was involved in the buildup that led to the winning goal late in the game. Pele hit a hat-trick against France in the semi-final of that tournament and is the last player under 20 to score in the final four.

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Chadli, Dembele, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Eden Hazard.

These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament.

"I would've preferred him to be with us, for him to give me and the other French attackers advice, but I am not jealous".

Top among them include Paul Pogba (Guinea), Samuel Umtiti (Cameroon), Kylian Mbappe (Cameroon), Blaise Matuidi (Congo) and N'Golo Kante (Mali).

"I am motivated to speak with the youngest in the squad".

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