France accused of using Africans to reach World Cup final

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Antoine Griezmann brushed off comparisons to France great Zinedine Zidane as he aims to inspire Les Bleus to a World Cup final victory that he admitted would "change many things".

Defender Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header from a corner helped France win 1-0 in Saint Petersburg, despite Belgium dominating the game in terms of possession.

France forward Antoine Griezmann has hit back at Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois's criticism of his team's style of play.

"I play for football", he said.

'Their striker plays 30 metres from his own goal.

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Courtois" club teammate Eden Hazard added: "I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France'.

Pogba put in his latest assured display of a quietly impressive tournament at Russian Federation 2018 as Samuel Umtiti's header downed Belgium 1-0 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Croatia have already ensured that football is not "coming home", but can they get over the line in their first ever World Cup final? "I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done".

He believes there is inequality in football because nations like France has benefited from players with African blood and has therefore called on FIFA to do something about it.

Didier Deschamps steered an efficient French team into the World Cup final in Moscow where they will face Croatia, a repeat of the infamous 1998 semi final.