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France vs Belgium football record: Head to head results history for World Cup 2018 semi-final

All you need to know to watch France vs Belgium on TV as they bid to reach the World Cup final

FRANCE and Belgium will do battle for the right to play in the World Cup final.

Les Bleus are hoping to emulate their success in 1998, while their European counterparts will play in their first semi-final in 32 years after knocking out Brazil.

 Belgium and Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne celebrates after they beat Brazil to reach the semi-finals
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Belgium and Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne celebrates after they beat Brazil to reach the semi-finals

Have France and Belgium played each other at the World Cup?

France and Belgium have played each other twice at the World Cup.

The first time was back in the opening round in 1938, when the French recorded a 3-1 win.

And it would be 48 years when the teams would meet again, albeit in less significant circumstances.

Goals from Jean-Marc Ferreri, Jean-Pierre Papin, Bernard Genghini and Manuel Amoros (pen) helped Les Bleus to a 4-2 extra time win in the 1986 third/fourth place play-off.

How many times have France and Belgium played each other and who has won the most matches?

France and Belgium are very familiar foes, having played each other a staggering 73 times.

And it's the Belgians who have the better head to head record, having won 30 to the French's 24 and 19 games ending in a draw.

But in competitive games, France have won 5 with Belgium winning 3 and 3 draws.

The last match between the two teams took place in 2015 with Belgium running out 4-3 winners with two Marouane Fellaini goals in an exciting friendly in Paris.

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