These are the semi-final matchups at the FIFA World Cup (SCHEDULE)

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Blues forward Giroud and Belgium keeper Courtois will go head-to-head in the semi-final in St Petersburg on Tuesday night.

Thomas Vermaelen picked out Kylian Mbappe as the major threat to Belgium's chances of making their first appearance at a World Cup final, saying the 19-year-old forward can "decide every match in a flash". Eden Hazard has already been quick to credit coach Roberto Martinez, who masterminded the victory by pushing both Hazard & Romelu Lukaku out onto the wings, with the aim of defending deep and catching Brazil on the break. He awarded France a penalty kick after a video review of a tackle from behind by Joshua Risdon on Antoine Griezmann, who converted for a 1-0 lead.

This will be France's sixth World Cup semi-final; they were beaten in their first three in 1958, 1982 and 1986 just as they had played in the semi-final in 1998 and 2006.

France will square off with Belgium in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final match at the Krestovsky Stadium in Russian Federation on Tuesday at 7:00pm. He is on the bench and facing his home nation.

France will be captained by Tottenham goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, Manchester United's Paul Pogba, Chelsea's Oliver Giroud and N'Golo Kanté. "But tomorrow, on a professional level, he will be putting all the passion that drives him into the Belgian team".

Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said Henry might sing France's national anthem before the game, but his loyalties firmly lie with his new side.

"It will be freaky to have him up against us", forward Olivier Giroud said.

As is the case in the geographic sense, in which France and Belgium share a border, there's no apparent distance between the teams.

That's why I think talent-wise, Belgium have the edge over France.

Kompany looked shaken by Brazil's speed in the second half of the quarter-final, which will give Mbappe confidence.

The tournament favourites take on the tournament's most potent attacking side. The win will not only confirm France's place in the Final, but it also show that the team is ready to become the world powerhouse everyone expects them to be sooner than later.

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"He's brought something we didn't have", said Spanish coach Martinez.

"We know all these players so well".

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"The strikers go to him, they respect him", he said.

"My job's to be good on the pitch, to help my team".

Captain Harry Kane is the man leading England's charge in Russian Federation with six goals so far, putting him top in the race for the Golden Boot.

Griezmann has seven goals in his last six tournament knockout matches and nine goals and three assists in the World Cup and European Championship.

Courtois has kept two clean sheets in five matches in Russian Federation, while Lloris has two in four.

"I feel that the most important aspect we worked on was the notion of being a team", Martinez says.

France then brushed aside Uruguay 2-0, earning their third clean sheet from five matches in the process.

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