World Cup 2018

See the France side predicted to face Belgium

 • by Danny Lee
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France take on Belgium on Tuesday evening in the first 2018 World Cup semi final in Saint Petersburg.

It will be an especially tough occasion for former Les Bleus icon Thierry Henry who is now assistant manager to Belgian coach Roberto Martínez.

For Didier Deschamps and France, however, the chance to avenge defeat in the 2016 European Championships final is within sight with the team two years more mature.

Captain of the 1998 winners, Deschamps will look to become the third person to win the World Cup as player and coach after German legend Franz Beckenbauer and Brazilian Mário Zagallo.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the France side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, and the statistical likelihood of a player being selected. The widget can also show you players’ recent form and stats.

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