Thierry Henry and Eden Hazard console emotional Neymar

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In fact, Giroud has failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target thus far - the most off-target shots a player has had at a World Cup since 1966. The two sides will meet on Tuesday to decide who plays in July 15's World Cup final.

Belgium assistant manager Thierry Henry has faced media scrutiny in the build-up to the World Cup semi-finals as his team prepared to take on his native France. "I think the Belgian team is the most exhaustive team in all aspects of the game during this tournament - they are strong everywhere", Lloris told reporters at a pre-match press conference.

Courtois boasts two clean sheets from five matches in Russian Federation while Lloris has two in four. "But I'd be proud to show Titi that he chose the wrong side!"

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"France were one of the favourites before the World Cup and I think the game will be tougher than against Brazil due to their individual quality", he said.

"When I was playing against Monaco he had only played about 10 matches". Tottenham's Mousa Dembele, a central midfielder by trade, comes in and could deputise on the flank or see Kevin De Bruyne pushed wide in an attacking set-up from Martinez.

French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe shattered Leo Messi's World Cup dreams when he scored a brace in the quarterfinals of the tournaments when Argentina went head to head against France. If we do not make it to the final, or do not become world champions, that would also be a disappointment. My job is to be good on the pitch, to represent France as well as possible. 'If Mbappe was watching videos of me when he was younger, now it's me watching videos of him.