Samuel Umtiti of France celebrates after scoring the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Belgium in the semifinals of the World Cup at the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Samuel Umtiti of France celebrates after scoring the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Belgium in the semifinals of the World Cup at the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

France beats Belgium 1-0 to advance to World Cup final

France will play either England or Croatia on Sunday in the championship match

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — France advanced to the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday.

Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal with a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute.

France, the 1998 champion and 2006 runner-up, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday’s final in Moscow.

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