African players in France's World Cup team

African players in France's World Cup team

Belgium will take on France in the semi-finals on Tuesday and Martinez's assistant, Henry, will come up against his country of birth with a place in the World Cup final at stake.

France have one foot in the World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti heads them ahead in the 51st minute.

"For me, he is one of the three best players I have ever played with in my whole career".

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French football authorities are more than welcome to utilise Henry's expertise once his contract with Belgium comes to an end. France will play against Belgium and Harry Kane's England will contest against Croatia. "But I'd be proud to show Titi that he chose the wrong side!"

'He's become a star in France but when I was playing against him for City against Monaco he'd only played 10 matches, ' De Bruyne said. 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. This was exemplified in the team's 2-1 quarter-final victory over Brazil, when Kevin de Bruyne was deployed as a false nine while Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard where pulled wide.

In fact, Giroud has failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target thus far - the most off-target shots a player has had at a World Cup since 1966. If we are world champions without me scoring, I don't mind. 'If Mbappe was watching videos of me when he was younger, now it's me watching videos of him. Add to that the pace of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, who will also drop back to help in the middle and Didier Deschamps has a team without any apparent weaknesses.

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