"Tricolor" has confidently overcome the group stage and early rounds of the playoffs. In the first round of the world Cup Deschamps's charges have not conceded even once. They dealt with Australians (2:1) and Peruvians (1:0), then there is little that the final match had a day-off, having played with the Danes first goalless draw of the tournament in Russia.
But then the French showed what they are capable of. "Shootout" with Argentina and its leader Messi in the eighth ended in favor of the Europeans – 4:3. And in the quarter-finals, Les Bleus sent home another South American team Uruguay. And the best defense of the tournament, the team of Deschamps beat more than confidently – 2:0.
The Belgian Team
But the "Red devils" who have not experienced any problems in the group stage (offsets Panama and Tunisia 3:0 and 5:2 respectively, then the minimum victory over the English), in one-eighth felt the unpredictability of the tournament that you almost lost to the Japanese.
Not surprisingly, in the quarterfinals of the favorites of most bookies called up by Brazil and not wards of Martinez. However, the experienced coach was able to customize my guys. And demonstrate how to change tactics during the match. In the end, 2:1 and Belgium in the semifinals. But what's next?
And then it's simple. If the Belgians will continue to improve, then they will be able to deal with the French. Despite the fact that for the selection of players about the same level. In any case, it is the winner of this pair will be the main contender for the title of champion. And we also offer to bet that both teams will score.
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