It will be finals before when France takes on Belgium at the St. Petersburg Stadium by 7:00 pm tonight.
Both teams parade world class stars like Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne all from Belgium while Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba will star for France.
Both countries can boast of some the world's most devastating attacking players. The team managers of both countries will this afternoon showcase the stuff and edge each has over the other. This is a fight of superiority.
Didier Deschamps, France boss aims at emulating Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer who had won the World Cup both as players and team managers, just like late Stephen Keshi had won the African Cup of Nation but as a player as well as a coach.
Deschamps's French squad got an applause for beating Argentina 4-3 in the last 16, even in the presence of dexterous Lionel Messy.
As for Belgium, team manager Roberto Martinez, the media have always portrayed him as almost flawless. Deschamps has not been favoured positive headlines.
Martinez has not taste defeat whenever he took Belgium team out for competitions. The team has netted 14 goals in this tournament, still counting. Brazil, in winning the trophy in 2002, scored 15 goals.
Just as France sent Argentina home with 4-3, Belgium prevailed over Brazil with a 2-1 win to bid them bye. With Martinez, Belgium has won 19 matches, drew in five.
A soccer pundit and former goalkeeper of UNIPORT senior team, Mr. Tony Asiegbu sees Belgium beating France through penalty. In the one between England and Croatia tomorrow, he predicted victory for England against Croatia but with a low margine.
Before the tournament started, Mr. Asiegbu dismissed all the teams representing Africa as not World Cup material. None of them, including Super Eagles that beat Indomitable Lions of Cameron 4-0 to qualify, survived first round.