"We've strived to be as good as we could be at global level and it's taken us two years to get there".
After his team fell behind, Martinez took off Dembele and pulled De Bruyne back into central midfield, and though Belgium did not get a goal, they controlled the play better and created more chances.
"I think after our game against Japan, we discussed and we talked with the coach; we concluded that if we played the same way against Brazil, we would lose the game. On a personal level it is with great pleasure that I'm going to see him tomorrow".
"It wasn't about having a good tournament and coming "top four" - it was about trying to win it".
Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup, their coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semi-final.
For the die-hard France fans, there's one twist that makes this semifinal convincing.
"It's essential to have a player like Kevin, that he can play different roles", Martinez said. De Bruyne only has one goal thus far, but his presence has impacted every Belgian victory thus far. "That's the quality that he has".
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Many teams where stars on their jerseys that mark the number of World Cup titles they have won.
With Thomas Meunier suspended, Belgium shifted to a back four as Martinez selected Nacer Chadli on the right.
"Belgium played a great game against Brazil with a specific game plan".
"Will they do something similar for us?"
"Because of the seven years I spent in France I feel 99 percent Belgian and one percent French, but the idea of taking French nationality never crossed my mind" Hazard once said when asked about the possibility. Of course, there are no guarantees in the World Cup, especially in 2018.
The Barcelona man's 51st-minute winning header made him the third French defender to score at this tournament. "France are used to these big games but we coped with that side really well".
France will face the victor of the second semifinal between England and Croatia, which kicks off on Thursday at 6am (NZ Time).
"We had a training session of less than 45 minutes in which we understood everything the coach wanted, which is a tight defence that would force Brazil to open spaces for us, and this what happened especially in the first half". With the sides hard to separate on paper, how they handle the pressure, and perhaps those little nuggets of inside knowledge, could make all the difference.
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The entire deal, should Ronaldo complete his four-year contract, however, far exceeds a hundred million , however. In six seasons in England , Hazard has won two more league titles and won plenty of admirers.
He issued a statement through Real Madrid calling his time in the Spanish capital as possibly "the happiest years of my life ". Hazard could find the lure of Champions League football too great, with Chelsea missing out after finishing fifth last season.
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Petersburg Stadium, with the kick-off due at 4:00am AEST on Wednesday morning. "We know what we need to succeed". By no means are they assured a spot, as world No. 7 France , who oddsmakers are favouring, stand in their way.
That evenness is why France is the team to beat in the mind of Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of the World Cup newsletter "The Banter". Belgium will be tough but I really think France have a good chance of making it into the final.
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France withstood nine shots from Belgium as Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet, and Deschamps credited his side's effort at the back. However, the French have had the better of their World Cup encounters, winning both meetings (1938 and 1986).
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In Belgium's corner will be France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry who is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff. France were defeated by West Germany whilst Belgium fell victim to the brilliance of Diego Maradona and Argentina.