6 June 2024

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final for the first time since 2006.  The 1-0 win over Belgium in Saint Petersburg makes it the third time France has reached the final in the last six World Cups.  France, who will face either England or Croatia in Moscow, looks confident to  to lift the trophy for the second time since their triumph in 1998.

France’s defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018.