World Cup: France advance to final after beating Belgium 1-0

Belgium v France: Samuel Umtiti of France scores his team’s first goal (Getty Images)

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France advanced to the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday.

Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal with a header in the 51st minute.

France, the 1998 champion and 2006 runner-up, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday’s final in Moscow.


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