France booked their place in the semi-final with a comfortable 2-0 win over Uruguay, while Belgium's route here saw them defeat five-time winners Brazil in the quarters.
"They played on the counter-attack with (Kylian) Mbappe, who is very quick".
Belgium's assistant coach since 2016, Henry has played a crucial role in helping Belgium's so-called "golden generation" reach their potential and mount a serious bid to take the World Cup home to Brussels.
"We had more chances today, we had more control of the match, " Kompany said.
"When you go to a club overseas and play one from your own country, you are part of the enemy team", Deschamps said. After all the back-and-forth play during the game, it can seem cruel that a simple set piece would be the decider, but give France credit.
Asked what Macron said, Mbappe replied: "President Macron said that he would see us in the semifinals, and that he was going to come back to see us with the World Cup". The Red Devils and Les Bleus are competing for a spot in the World Cup final, and both teams are bringing world-class attacking talent to the match.
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Eden Hazard features on the front cover of one of the Catalan dailies this morning. "Champions never tire of new challenges". Madrid have released statements lately denying media reports that deals had been agreed for Mbappe and Neymar.
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Belgium threatened down the flanks and Eden Hazard put in a unsafe cross which was turned behind by Umtiti - though the resulting corner was wasted by Nacer Chadli, playing in an unfamiliar right-back role.
Belgium had won all five matches in Russian Federation coming into their meeting with the French, and had scored 14 goals in the process. The French will be hopeful of winning their second World Cup.
Post scoring the goal, France had largely wasted time while Belgium made a few chances but failed. I thought it was wonderful how he did it, how he worked it out and how the players did it.
France keeper Hugo Lloris, a Golden Glove candidate in Russian Federation, had nothing but positive things to say about the Belgium squad.
There is no question we are about to witness a very open game. We could've come to this stage and froze and not dealt with what France have done in the past.