Ahead of the France Vs Belgium game here are some key information and statistics to note, France Vs Belgium key stats
PLAYERS TO WATCH
France: Paul Pogba
Finding a role where Pogba can perform to his full potential is arguably a code Deschamps still has to crack but the Manchester United midfielder performed with authority in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Uruguay, winning 14 duels – ironically the type of numbers Jose Mourinho would be delighted to see him return more often on a regular basis.
Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne
In an arguable parallel with Pogba, De Bruyne was shackled by a deep-lying midfield role earlier in the competition. He was unleashed in a roving attacking position to devastating effect against Brazil, scoring with a wonderfully sweet strike. If the Manchester City man can produce more of the same France are in for a long night.
France Vs Belgium KEY STATS
– Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in his last six knockout-stage matches in major tournaments, beginning with his Golden Boot-clinching displays at Euro 2016.
– Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 13 games for Belgium in all competitions, with 17 goals and three assists.
– France’s Kylian Mbappe (three) is the highest scoring teenager in a World Cup tournament since Pele scored six in 1958. 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.
– Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 14 games for Belgium (eight goals, six assists).