Belgium star Eden Hazard has berated France for defending so deep during their 1-0 win in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti scored the lone goal in the game to send Didier Deschamp’s men to the final on Sunday.

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And reacting to the game, the Chelsea man told beIN Sports: “I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France.

“I wouldn’t say the team in front of us was better than us.

“The team in front of us has defended well with 11 players 35 meters before their goal. And they’ve done this the whole tournament.

“Against Uruguay they scored with a free kick. Today a goal from a corner. Pity, but that’s football.”