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Umtiti Named Man Of The Match In France Win Vs Belgium

Umtiti Named Man Of The Match In France Win Vs Belgium

By Adeboye Amosu:

France centre-back Samuel Umtiti has picked the man-of-the-match honour in his side’s 1-0 semi-final win against Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday sat the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Barcelona of Spain defender scored the winning goal for Les Blues in the 51st minute of the tournament.

Umtiti nodded the ball home at the near post from a corner-kick.

It was the first  time he will be scooping the award in the competition.

The 24-year-old has now scored three goals in 24 appearances  for Les Blues.

Didier Deschamps men will face the winner of the second semi-final between Croatia and England in the final on Sunday.

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  • Omoakin 3 years ago

    I don’t know the reason why our Super Eagles team is being regarded as a young team as an excuse for not performing as expected in the world cup. See the french team,filled with young and hungry-for-success players. Mbappe is just 19,see the way he plays like a professional. So,being young isn’t an excuse,we need to get things right. We need creative players in the team, and good strikers. Most of the present young players are not the future of the team. We need to scout for more talented players. There are lots of them out there. And the search should start now,for the preparation of the Nations Cup and the next world cup.