King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final

King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final

At least 10 players with origin from African continent will feature for France in World Cup semi finals on Tuesday evening even after bungling of African teams out of the competition.

Sunday French paper Le Journal du Dimanche also devoted several pages to the friendship and rivalry between the two countries and attached an excerpt from an Asterix comic book showing a dispute between Belgian and Gallic chieftains. They have everything they need to be a great team and they are a great team. He tells us stories about his playing days and they inspire us. We have a lot of respect for what he's done, but we're not going to think about it very much. "It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".

France will go into their World Cup semi-final against neighbours Belgium with a "hunger to win" and a desire to show their 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry that he picked the wrong side, forward Olivier Giroud said.

"I'm not jealous. There's a lot of mutual respect".

Arsenal legend Henry enjoyed a glittering global career, winning the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship.

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Many people know that I've had a special bond with this club growing up ", he said. "My family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone's buzzing".

France progressed to the semi's following a 2-nil victory over Colombia and head coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping his charges maintain the positive momentum in what is expected to be an exciting match up against Belgium.

In five games, Giroud hasn't scored a goal - heck, he doesn't even have a shot on goal - but his presence is considered a big factor in France's success in Russian Federation, where it is unbeaten with four wins and a tie. Whereas France has won 24 matches.

After ousting Brazil in the semis, Belgium go into their match up against France high in confidence.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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