France In First World Final In 12 Years
France’s search for a second world cup title seems to be paying off well as the Les Blues Tuesday reached the 2018 FIFA World grand finale.
France defeated Belgium 1-0 to get the first grand final ticket in 2018 and their third world cup final.
The defeat was Belgium’s first loss in a competitive match since 2016.
The Red Devils lost in the quarter-final of both the previous World Cup and the European Championship and their second World Cup semi-final appearance ended in defeat, just like in 1986 against a Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina.
The team’s 24-match unbeaten run stretching back to September 2016 also came to an end, as manager Roberto Martinez suffered the first loss in a competitive game.
France managed by the man who captained them the last time they won the Cup played long balls and used counters to pressurize Belgium.
France will face either England or Croatia in Sunday’s grand finale.
England and Croatia are in the second semifinal on Wednesday.