There are four teams left at the 2018 World Cup. There just so happens to be four games left at the 2018 World Cup. (Yes, the third-place game is technically one of those four remaining games.) Call it a fun little game with numbers, but that’s what we find ourselves saying.
France vs. Belgium.
England vs. Croatia.
Come the late-night hours of Wednesday night in Russia, we will know what the World Cup final looks like.
Today, we get to see where Blaise Matuidi will be in Didier Deschamps’ starting lineup after he comes back from suspension in the quarterfinal win The Fight Rodrigo Bentancurs aka Uruguay.
It will be interesting to see what kind of game we’ll get — and that’s not just because it’s the first game of the two World Cup semifinals. A headline from an Associated Press article over the weekend definitely made it seem like there’s the possibility of a lot of goals being scored between two teams that are very talented in attack. I’m sure somebody like N’Golo Kante, the walking embodiment of the “Two-thirds of the world is covered in water, the rest is covered by N’Golo Kante” line, will have something to say about that.
Semifinal No. 1 — France vs. Belgium: 2 p.m. Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Pacific (NBC link here)
HOW TO WATCH
Television: FOX, Telemundo (United States); TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (Canada); BBC One (United Kingdom)
Online/mobile: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (link above); Fox Sports Go (United States); TSN GO, RDS GO (Canada); BBC Sport Live, BBC iPlayer (United Kingdom)
Note: This post will be updated daily as the main World Cup viewing and off-topic thread here at BWRAO. Stay tuned to BWRAO for posts regarding Juventus’ representation in Russia as well as any transfer-related happenings that take place before, during or after the day’s schedule comes and goes.