France defeated Belgium 1-0 in a very tight game in the semi finals of FIFA World Cup. France secured the place in the finals of the World Cup after beating Roberto Martinez side on Tuesday.
Didier Deschamps hailed the performance and character his team showed on Tuesday to set up a World Cup final against either England or Croatia in Moscow.
“It was exceptional,“I’m very happy for my players, we showed character and the right mentality, it was very hard for us tonight. We worked hard defensively and we had to take advantage a bit more in the counter attacks. but congratulations to my players and my staff. I feel very proud for my group,” said Deschamps, who is aiming to join Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil’s Mario Zagallo as the only men to have won the World Cup as both a player and a manager.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez stated that he is also proud of his team despite of failing to qualify for the finals.
“I thought the attitude of the players was magnificent and I couldn’t ask for any more. The players gave everything and were pushing until the last second to get back in the game. That’s the detail you get in the semi-final of the World Cup.’’