French fans happy after team makes World Cup final after 12 years
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French fans happy after team makes World Cup final after 12 years

Jul 11, 2018 10:52 IST
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France are back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer’s most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals. The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium’s assistant coach. France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow. Those two teams play in the other semifinal match on Wednesday, also in Moscow. (Video: SNTV). (Hindustan Times)