Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said the difference between his team and France, who they will play against in the first World Cup semi-final in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, was “minimal.”
Belgium beat five-time champions Brazil 2-1 in Kazan on Friday to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals, where they will face the 1998 winners France at St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.
“[France] are an extraordinary team," De Bruyne said.
"The difference between the teams is minimal, and we will try to do everything to be prepared both physically and psychologically…
"We are proud of making it to the semi-finals and will do everything to win and make it to the final.".
This is Belgium’s 12th appearance at the World Cup, with their best performance being the fourth place they achieved in Mexico in 1986.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.