The tone was set on the opening day when hosts Russia romped to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, fired by two superb goals from super-sub Denis Cheryshev
Kane ended with 6 goals; two more than Griezmann, who was joined on 4 by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Russia’s Denis Cheryshev
France never looked completely in control against a brave Croatia side, but Mbappe was vital for the French on the break, helping set up Pogba for the third goal and then scoring the fourth from outside of the area
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Belgium’s third place beats their previous best of fourth in 1986, while the English were unable to go one better than the 4th place their achieved in 1990.
This is after all a team which has just qualified for the World Cup finals, two years after reaching the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.
Umtiti took advantage of a lapse in defence to nod the ball past Thibaut Courtois via a slight deflection to give them a win in a tight but entertaining game
France will play Sunday’s final, while Belgium will play in the game for third and fourth place on Saturday.
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The five-time world champions and tournament favourites exited football’s showpiece event after a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium on Friday.
They have impressed audiences with their great skills, superb goals and have shown the world that they are the future stars.
This was their fifth encounter. Last time when Brazil and Belgium faced each other at the 2002 World Cup, the Red Devils were beaten 0-2.