France are through to the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 after a 1-0 victory over neighbours Belgium. ‘Les Bleus’ now await the winners of the other semi-final between Croatia and England.

A close-knit first-half with both sides having some clear-cut chances at goal. Toby Alderwireld came close with his shot being well met by the out-stretched Hugo Lloris. Benjamin Pavard was played through by Kylian Mbappe and struck his low shot towards goal that Thibaut Courtois blocked.

In the 51st minute, Antoine Griezmann found Samuel Umtiti from his in-swinging corner, the ball flashing past Courtois.

Belgium tried to push on to equalize but came up short.

Here are our player ratings from the game:

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