] UEFA Nations League Semi-Final: Belgium vs France Match Preview & Lineups

UEFA Nations League Semi-Final: Belgium vs France Match Preview & Lineups

Belgium vs France

Belgium vs France
Belgium vs France
UEFA Nations League A Championship Playoff- Semi-Final
Fri, Oct 8 2021
12:15 midnight Indian time
Allianz Stadium
Match Finished

Belgium | 2 - 3 | France 

Belgium XI:  
Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen , Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans, Carrasco, De Bruyne, Lukaku, E. Hazard
France XI: 
Lloris, Kounde, Varane, L. Hernandez, Pavard, Rabiot, Pogba, T. Hernandez, Benzema, Griezmann, Mbappe
Match Preview

Belgium will face France at Allianz Stadium for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League semifinal match, Friday (08/10/2021) at 12:15 midnight Indian time.

Belgium qualified for the semifinals after finishing as champions of Group 2 League A with a score of 15 points. The FIFA ranked the first team is 5 points ahead of Denmark who is in the runner-up position.

Meanwhile, France qualified for the semifinals after finishing as champions of group 3 with a collection of 16 points. France is 3 points ahead of Portugal who finished as group runners-up.

Belgium swallowed a failure at the EURO 2020 event. Their steps were stopped in the quarter-finals after being defeated by Italy with a score of 1-2 who managed to become champions in the event.

However, Belgium's performance after that was very good. Belgium has always won in 3 of its matches in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers after being eliminated at EURO 2020. They won over Estonia with a score of 5-2, the Czech Republic with a score of 3-0, and Belarus with a score of 1-0.

On the other hand, France at the EURO 2020 event was also eliminated in the quarter-finals. France was surprisingly eliminated by Switzerland after losing on penalties with a score of 4-5.

After the defeat, France's performance also did not improve. In the next 3 matches in the 2022 World Cup Qualification event, France was only able to pick 1 victory, namely against Finland. Meanwhile, the other 2 matches ended in a draw, namely against Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-1 and Ukraine 1-1.

Belgium and France last met in the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup which took place at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium. In that match, Belgium had to admit the advantage of France with a score of 0-1 through Samuel Umtiti's goal in the 51st minute. In this event, France was able to ensure themselves as world champions after defeating Croatia in the top party.
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