French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

Martinez in the DW dressing room

Martinez in the DW dressing room

The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain hitman has enjoyed a significant rise to prominence during the tournament, notably for his sparkling last-16 display in the 4-3 victory over Argentina, during which he scored twice and won a penalty.

Russian Federation is holding its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a spectacular opening show at the Luzhniki Stadium on the night of June 14. 'If Mbappe was watching videos of me when he was younger, now it's me watching videos of him.

"I would be delighted if I can prove to Thierry Henry that he chose the wrong camp", Giroud added.

"For me Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the French selection".

France have one foot in the World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti heads them ahead in the 51st minute. "If you are scared, you will not play at 100 per cent".

But Neymar wasn't alone as Henry and Hazard very kindly consoled the emotional Brazilian at the Kazan Arena following the entertaining quarter-final clash.

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Who will Belgium play in the Semi-final? It's been a unusual campaign for France , who looked subdued all through the group phase. Belgium disappeared from the forefront of the worldwide scene for years before emerging once more with their current gifted crop.

In an arguable parallel with Pogba, De Bruyne was shackled by a deep-lying midfield role earlier in the competition.

The Manchester City man commented: "Too much Razmokets". It is a fantastic generation and in order to beat them we will have to play a great match.

"The president will arrive to the France v Belgium match as part of a delegation in order to support his national team, as he said he would do if they advance to the semi-finals".

In a World Cup filled with exciting comebacks and a record-breaking number of matches decided by penalty kicks, all it took for France to best a high-scoring Belgian team was a single goal.

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