World Cup 2018: Live Stream and TV Info for France vs. Belgium

After a two-day hiatus the World Cup is back once again and the identity of the first finalist will be revealed on Tuesday.

France face Belgium in Saint Petersburg at 2 p.m. EST, hoping to reach the World Cup final for the third time in the last 20 years, while their opponent will look to make it to the biggest game in world soccer for the first time ever.

GettyImages-994555726 France and Belgium's fans supporting their team during the tournament. France and Belgium will face each other on July 10, 2018 in Saint Petersburg in the World Cup semifinal. AFP/Getty Images

The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Telemundo, with commentary in English on the former and Spanish on the latter. The matches will also be available online via  FOX Sports GOFOX Soccer Match Pass and the FOX Sports app. They will be streamed live via Fubo PremierDirectTV Now and  Sling Blue.

France are favorites to progress to the final for the first time since 2006, with William Hill offering odds of 11/8 on Les Bleus to win in 90 minutes, while Belgium are 2/1 and the draw is 11/5.

Odds on France to qualify are 8/11, while Belgium are 11/10. FiveThirtyEight, meanwhile, gives Les Bleus a 52 percent chance to make the final, compared to their opponent’s 48.

Didier Deschamps’ men arrive into the semifinal on a high after cruising past Uruguay in the quarter finals. The South Americans were supposed to provide a much sterner test than Argentina had done in the previous round, but failed to threaten France throughout the 90 minutes as Les Bleus showed the kind of tactical discipline that in the past has often separated World Cup winners from the rest.

Belgium, meanwhile, were mightily impressive as they dispatched Brazil to book a spot in the semifinals for the first time since 1986 and for only the second time in their history. Inspired by Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, the Red Devils tore through the Selecao’s defense at will.

De Bruyne was deployed further forward than in previous games and had a much bigger impact on the game. However, it remains to be seen whether Belgium boss Roberto Martinez will stick with the same formation that beat Brazil, or whether he will revert to type and play De Bruyne in a deeper role.

The Manchester City midfielder didn’t seem fussed about the prospect of changing position.

“My role changes all the time,” he was quoted as saying by The Guardian. “It is to create opportunities and to give passes that my teammates can use to make the difference—like in the last game, when I played a bit more forward. I thought the fact I can play vertically and have a direct style could help. For the semifinal, it can change; I don’t know yet. But I think that’s what it’s going to be.”

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