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France vs. Belgium: Best Photos From the World Cup Semifinal

France beat Belgium 1-0 behind Samuel Umtiti's 51st minute header to advance to the World Cup final for the third time in team history. Here, the best photos from the tightly contested semifinal in Saint Petersburg.

Victory hugs after the final whistle. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Victory hugs after the final whistle. Corentin Tolisso celebrates France's 1-0 victory. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Corentin Tolisso celebrates France's 1-0 victory. Eden Hazard of Belgium and Blaise Matuidi of France after a collision. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Eden Hazard of Belgium and Blaise Matuidi of France after a collision. Giroud congratulates teammate Samuel Umtiti for putting France up 1-0. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Giroud congratulates teammate Samuel Umtiti for putting France up 1-0. France's Samuel Umtiti after scoring the opening goal. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images France's Samuel Umtiti after scoring the opening goal. Courtois thwards Mbappe. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images Courtois thwards Mbappe. Hugo Lloris punches the ball away. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images Hugo Lloris punches the ball away. Paul Pogba confers with Hugo Lloris. Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images Paul Pogba confers with Hugo Lloris. Belgian coach Roberto Martinez reacts to a foul on Eden Hazard. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Belgian coach Roberto Martinez reacts to a foul on Eden Hazard. Olivier Giroud under pressure from Mossua Dembele. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Olivier Giroud under pressure from Mossua Dembele. Hugo Lloris makes a diving save. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Hugo Lloris makes a diving save. Olivier Giroud tussles with Vincent Kompany. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Olivier Giroud tussles with Vincent Kompany. Eden Hazard closes in on France's Raphael Varane. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Eden Hazard closes in on France's Raphael Varane. Kylian Mbappe on the move. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Kylian Mbappe on the move. Inside the stadium. Robert Cianflone - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Inside the stadium.

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The 19-year-old phenom Kylian Mbappe. Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images The 19-year-old phenom Kylian Mbappe. Belgium's assistant coach (and former French star) Thierry Henry. Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images Belgium's assistant coach (and former French star) Thierry Henry. Inside the French locker room. Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Inside the French locker room. The French superfan. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images The French superfan. The Belgian superfan. Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images The Belgian superfan.



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