Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois

France vs Belgium Firsthalf underway

France vs Belgium Firsthalf underway

But this is about more than just football this is about an often divided nation that rarely agrees on anything that rarely gets the chance of dreaming of rooting as one. "I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done".

So across France on Sunday there will be hundreds of thousands of people rooting for their heros.

England are in the last four of the World Cup for the first time since losing to Germany on penalties in 1990.

"I was top scorer but we lost, so I said to myself: "I am going to score less to see if we can win".

Iran failed to progress from their group at the 2018 World Cup after one win against Morocco, a draw with Portugal and defeat to Spain.

That, according to many of his countrymen, isn't very French.

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Mnangagwa, who took over from former president Robert Mugabe in November past year , has promised to hold free and fair elections. Thirty-year-old unemployed security guard Cosmas Chaparadza, said that "we want electoral reforms for a free and fair election".

After a slow start in Russia, France have picked up form.

France advanced to Sunday's final against Croatia following a 1-0 win with the goal coming from Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti in the second half.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris preserved France's lead with a stunning save to deny Martin Caceres, while Griezmann ended the game as a contest with a speculative shot that slipped through Fernando Muslera's hands, although he opted against celebrating out of his affection for Uruguay.

Following the encounter, Belgian keeper Courtois took a swipe at France boss Didier Deschamps' negative tactics.

Hazard shone at times but Kevin De Bruyne was quiet and Manchester United striker Lukaku was a shadow of the player he had been earlier in the tournament, even though Belgium enjoyed most of the possession.

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