During the greater part of the first half, the better rival was the selection of Belgium. They had the first chance through Kevin De Bruyne, who used the rejected ball in the penalty area in the fourth minute, but his shot from seven meters was saved by the goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Belgium took the lead in the 37th minute, when Karasko sent a precise shot from ten meters into the closer corner of goalkeeper Ljoris.
Three minutes later, the score was increased by Lukaku, who used De Bruyne’s assist into the space, and shot diagonally under the crossbar.
In the continuation, France played better and in the 62nd minute, they reduced the score through Benzema. Mbape scored the assist, and Benzema managed to send a precise shot in the penalty area from the turn, along with several Belgian players.
After watching VAR, in the 68th minute, a penalty was awarded to the current world champions, after Yuri Tilemans committed a foul on Antoine Griezmann. Mbape was accurate from the “white spot” a minute later.
In the 86th minute, Mbape shot from ten meters next to the goal, and a minute later, Lukaku’s goal was annulled due to the offside position.
France could have taken the lead in the 90th minute, when Paul Pogba hit the place where the crossbar and the goalpost meet from a free kick.
In the same minute, France came to victory, when Hernandez came to the blocked ball, entered the penalty area and sent a precise shot.
Their opponent in the final will be the selection of Spain, which beat Italy 2: 1 on Wednesday.
The match for third place between Italy and Belgium will be played on Sunday at 15.00, while the final is scheduled for the same day at 20.45 in Milan.