July 9, 2018 10:16 IST

FIFA World Cup: Belgium begin preparations for semi-final clash with France

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Belgium's national team was put through its paces during a training session near Moscow on Sunday ahead of the World Cup semifinal against one of its biggest rivals, France. Thibaut Courtois, the first-choice goalkeeper who proved a solid figure between the posts in the team's 2-1 win over Brazil in the quarters, was put to some solo drills, reported Efe. Outfield players, including star feature Kevin de Bruyne, appeared in high spirits as they warmed-up together. Roberto Martinez's Red Devils are yet to lose in their Russia campaign and remained one of the favorites to win the competition. The clash against France on Tuesday, however, will no doubt be a test. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgium's midfielder Youri Tielemans (C) and Belgium's forward Michy Batshuayi (C) take part in a training session of Belgium's national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgium's team players take part in a training session of Belgium's national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (R) controls the ball in front of Belgium's assistant coach Thierry Henry (C) during a training session of Belgium's national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Belgium's assistant coach Thierry Henry (C) jokes with staff members during a training session of Belgium's national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. Credit: (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)