Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Live Stream, TV Schedule for Tuesday's Semi-Final Game

Live Stream, TV Schedule for Tuesday's Semi-Final Game

Four years ago in Brazil, the highly-touted Belgian squad lost to the Albiceleste 1-0 in the quarter-finals, limping out rather meekly.

They last met in a friendly in 2015 and a number of Belgian and French players are team mates at club level. Ahead of their latest meeting on Tuesday, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the semi-final encounter.

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The verdict remains out on Didier Deschamps. The France boss should thus, have his entire squad at his disposal on Tuesday, with Blaise Matuidi now available after serving a one-match suspension against Uruguay, although Djibril Sidibe is a minor doubt. It arrived at this point the tournament with an impressive 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Paul Pogba will go against Marouane Fellaini. It signalled the blossoming of the defensive duo of Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti, who had managed to keep Luis Suarez and co at bay with rock-solid display at the back.

Belgium's Eden Hazard rolls a shot narrowly wide of the far post of France's goal.

Southgate acknowledges England players are in a different era
Belgium , loaded with talent, but still looking for their first title on the biggest stage in football, will be no push-overs. The World Cup Final is scheduled to kick off at 4pm on Sunday, July 15.

Belgium wing-back Thomas Meunier is suspended so will miss the match in St Petersburg.

It was a two-year process for manager Roberto Martinez to harness the individual talents of Belgium's golden generation and bring them to the brink of the World Cup final, he said on Monday. The West Bromwich Albion man will look to be influential once again with his marauding runs down the right flank.

It certainly is a tough call between two of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League, if not the world.

Romelu Lukaku battered the Brazilian backline with his pace and physicality, allowing playmakers Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne to find the time and space in a first-half in which the Red Devils bludgeoned Brazil into submission.

On Monday, meanwhile, Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne was asked cheekily if he thought Henry might sing the French national anthem on Wednesday night.

Kate Middleton catches Prince William having a giggle during today's RAF celebration
The 36-year-old arrived hand-in-hand with her husband the Duke of Sussex ahead of the service at the Chapel Royal at St. In contrast, the Duchess of Sussex is wearing a bespoke Dior dress featuring her now-signature bateau neckline.

Henry was part of the 1998 team that won the World Cup on home turf, scoring three goals in his first major tournament and converting a penalty in a nerve-rattling shoo-out against Italy in the quarter finals. France have always been a superpower of world football, albeit with a share of ups and downs, while Belgium have been a coming force for a while. Belgium has reached the last four for just the second time in team history but the Red Devils now boast a 100 percent record during their time in Russian Federation. But under Martinez the team are finally threatening to make good on their moniker and turn the tag into something more tangible in the form of the 18 carat World Cup trophy.

Croatia can count on Real Madrid´s midfield talisman Luka Modric, named man of the match three times in Russian Federation, but his teammate Andrej Kramaric says England´s lack of superstars is what makes them a cohesive unit. The game can be streamed online by visiting Fox's World Cup Hub.

Thierry Henry has never been slow coming forward - on or off the field - but the odd thing is that he has only ever given one interview in his role as what the Belgian FA call "the second assistant" to manager Roberto Martinez. While France may not have set the world alight, the former Marseille manager's team have conceded a mere four goals in five matches.

France´s Antoine Griezmann during training, Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg Russia - July 9, 2018. Belgium is ranked higher in the world rankings and France is winless in its last three outings against Belgium.

Eight boys rescued from Thai cave in good mental, physical state
Narongsak said this phase might take longer than the previous two rescue missions, with the longer first mission taking 11 hours. On Monday, a witness revealed that the fifth boy was brought out of the flooded cave at around 4.30 p.m. local time (via CNN ).

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