Solid, together and Mbappé: five of the reasons France are in World Cup final | David Hytner | Football

Strong foundations start in defence France’s ways in the 1-Zero semi-final win towards Belgium didn’t draw common approval. “They have played anti-football,” Thibaut Courtois, the Belgium goalkeeper, stated. “They defended in their own half the entire time. They’ve done that all tournament and it’s a shame. I have not yet experienced that an opposing striker […]

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