France vs Belgium LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

France vs Belgium LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Substitute Randal Kolo Muani scored with five minutes left to send twice-winners France through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024 on Monday after beating a disappointing Belgium 1-0.

France will meet the winner of Monday's match between Portugal and Slovenia in the quarter-finals in Hamburg on Friday.

With the game looking like it was headed for extra time, Kolo Muani picked up a ball from N'Golo Kante and fired a shot that deflected off Jan Vertonghen past keeper Koen Casteels.

France were in control for most of the match, with Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram finding chances on both sides of halftime and Kylian Mbappe quick-footed and threatening. Belgium could have won the game late on, with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne forcing good saves from French goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

The two-time winners will play either Portugal or Slovenia in the next round as they look for a place in the semi-finals.

France vs Belgium highlights

  • Randal Kolo Muani breaks Belgian hearts as France reach quater-finals

  • Jan Vertonghen own goal during France vs Belgium

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Thanks for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of France’s late win over Belgium!

Find our full match report below!

France 1-0 Belgium

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The moment that sent France through...

Randal Kolo Muani breaks Belgian hearts as France reach quater-finals

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Randal Kolo Muani’s deflected late strike sent France into the Euro 2024 quarter-finals in an agonising defeat for Belgium.

Read the full story here!

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FT: France 1-0 Belgium

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90 mins; They’ve done it!

It wasn’t pretty but France are through. Portugal or Slovenia await.

France 1-0 Belgium

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92 mins: De Bruyne and Doku see late shots blocked as Belgium go for broke.

France 1-0 Belgium

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90 mins: Into added time now!

Three minutes for Belgium to find something. The goal, by the way, has been given as a Vertonghen own goal.

GOAL! France 1-0 Belgium | Randal Kolo Muani '85

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85 mins; GOAL!

And France have their breakthrough! Kolo Muani’s shot deflected off Vertonghen.

Heartbreak for Belgium...

France 0-0 Belgium

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82 mins: Lukaku holds up it for De Bruyne, who sees his shot saved by Maignan.

Bright moment from Belgium!

France 0-0 Belgium

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80 mins: Are we going to get a winner here?

It doesn’t feel likely in normal time. at least.

France 0-0 Belgium

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78 mins: Mbappe’s turn to fire over now.

Clear cut chances have been few and far between.

France 0-0 Belgium

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73 mins: Lovely turn after a recycled corner from Saliba but he shoots wide from a tight angle.

France 0-0 Belgium

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70 mins: Best chance of the game!

Mangala pulls back to Lukaku but his shot is well saved by Maingan!

France 0-0 Belgium

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68 mins: 17 attempts for France. Belgium with two.

None of them have been particularly convincing, either.

France 0-0 Belgium

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64 mins: Griezmann fires a volley just wide.

France 0-0 Belgium

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63 mins: Both teams make changes.

Kolo Muani on for Thuram and Mangala on for Openda.

France 0-0 Belgiium

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60 mins: Brilliant defending from Hernandez to track back and deny Openda after De Bruyne’s through ball.

Salbia had dallied in possession and almost cost France a goal.

France 0-0 Belgium

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57 mins: It’s pretty much all France now.

Belgium do have threat on the counter but they cannot get out.

France 0-0 Belgium

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53 mins: Not far off the goal of the tournament after a brilliant solo run from Mbappe, but he fires just over.

France 0-0 Belgium

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50 mins: Thuram sends another header over after a decent ball from Kounde.

France 0-0 Belgium

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48 mins: Decent save from Casteels to get down to deny Tchouameni, who had seen his shot deflected off Faes.

France 0-0 Belgium

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45 mins: No changes at the break.

Will be interesting to see how long that lasts...

France 0-0 Belgium

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Back underway!

France 0-0 Belgium

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The Arsenal star composed on the big stage!

France 0-0 Belgium

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Paul Pogba watches on

France 0-0 Belgium

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HT: Les Bleus continue to struggle in attack but have dominated the ball in a cagey first half with Belgium

France 0-0 Belgium

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45 mins: Brilliant play from Mbappe to force off three defenders before cutting back to Tchouameni but the midfielder blazes over!

France 0-0 Belgium

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43 mins: Without being brilliant, France have looked the much better.

They’re at least creating chances.

France 0-0 Belgium

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38 mins: Tchouameni goes relatively close with a pile driver with range but it flies the wrong side of the past.

This....has not been a classic.

France 0-0 Belgium

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33 mins: Best chance of the game!

Kounde whips in a lovely ball but Thuram can’t quite direct his header goalwards!

France 0-0 Belgium

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29 mins: Hernandez twice called into action to deny Openda as Belgium start to grow in confidence.

France 0-0 Belgium

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25 mins: Rabiot now goes in the book for a challenge on Doku and will miss the next game - should France get there - as a result.

France 0-0 Belgium

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24 mins: De Bruyne looks to catch Maingan out with a wide free-kick and the ‘keeper makes a hash of the save, though eventually clears.

France 0-0 Belgium

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22 mins: Griezmann playing two wide to ask real questions of the Belgian defence, while De Bruyne is too deep to do the same to the French.

Making for quite a turgid game thus far.

France 0-0 Belgium

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19 mins: Rabiot tries his luck from range but blazes over.

Waste of some patient build-up play.

France 0-0 Belgium

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16 mins: It’s now pretty much all France but they cannot find a way through.

Belgium will be happy with this.

France 0-0 Belgium

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13 mins: Mbappe’s shot is deflected over by Onana but a corner is not given.

French players furious.

France 0-0 Belgium

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13 mins: France are starting to see a lot more of the ball close to the Belgian penalty area but aren’t doing much with it.

Yet to truly test them.

France 0-0 Belgium

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07 mins: First shot on goal from Griezmann but its a weak attempt and is easily saved.

France 0-0 Belgium

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05 mins: Griezmann loses the ball and Kounde is caught out up field as Doku looks to get in behind but Maignan races out to clear.

France 0-0 Belgium

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03 mins: Upamecano does brilliantly to bring a long ball down before Openda can pounce.

Belgium starting to get a foot on the ball here.

France 0-0 Belgium

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01 mins; Confident start from France.

Griezmann getting on the ball early and finds Mbappe, who checks back for Tchouameni to flick in a cross but Rabiot sends his acrobatic effort just wide.

France 0-0 Belgium

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00 mins: KICK-OFF!

France get us underway.

France vs Belgium

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The anthems are now ringing out across a packed stadium in Dusseldorf.

France vs Belgium

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The teams are in the tunnel as we close in on kick-off!

Will Belgium's luck turn?

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Romelu Lukaku has seen three goals ruled out at Euro 2024 so far...

Will his luck change today?

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A big night for Kylian Mbappe!

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The French skipper scored his first goal at a Euros in the last game and is fit to lead the line again, albeit still wearing his mask.

France vs Belgium

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A look at tonight’s venue!

France vs Belgium team news

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Antoine Griezmann returns to the French lineup, while Belgium bring in Lois Openda and Yannick Carrasco.

Confirmed Belgium lineup

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Belgium XI: Casteels; Castagne, Fares, Vertonghen, Theate; Onana, Carrasco, De Bruyne; Openda, Lukaku, Doku

Subs: Debast, Witsel, Tielemans, Trossard, Kaminski, Sels, Lukebakio, Vranckx, De Ketelaere, Mangala, Bakayoko, Vermeeren, De Cuyper

Confirmed France lineup

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France XI: Maignan; Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Hernandez; Tchouamnei, Kante, Rabiot; Griezmann; Thuram, Mbappe

Subs: Samba, Pavard, Mendy, Camavinga, Giroud, Dembele, Muani, Zaire Emery, Fofana, Coman, Clauss, Areola, Konate, Barcola

France vs Belgium: Latest Euro 2024 odds today

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France to qualify: 2/5

Belgium to qualify: 15/8

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

France vs Belgium referee

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Sweden’s Glenn Nyberg will oversee the game, with Mahbod Beigi and Andreas Soderkvist as the assistants.

France vs Belgium

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A surprise appearance from Paul Pogba in Dusseldorf!

France vs Belgium: Who will the winner play in Euro 2024 quarter-finals?

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The winner of France vs Belgium will meet the winner of Portugal vs Slovenia in tonight’s other match.

Kevin De Bruyne responds to strong Belgium fan boos as lacklustre Euro 2024 continues

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Kevin De Bruyne has called on Belgium fans to stick behind the team after they were booed off as they limped into the knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Ukraine on Wednesday.

All four teams in Group E finished level on four points, with Belgium going through in second place on goal difference to book a last-16 tie with France.

Read the full story here!

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Didier Deschamps set to roll the dice in meeting of floundering favourites

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Two pre-tournament favourites who have yet to hit their stride meet for a place in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals when France play Belgium today.

France were tipped by many to win these Euros, such is their depth of talent in almost every position. But the 2022 World Cup finalists have stuttered so far, beating Austria thanks to an own goal before draws against Holland and Poland saw them through in second place.

Didier Deschamps is set to switch to a 4-4-2 formation with a midfield diamond tonight in a bid to spark the French. The new system will get his best players in their preferred positions but has never been tried before, so is a gamble.

Antoine Griezmann will play in the No10 role and Marcus Thuram will partner Kylian Mbappe up front.

Read the full preview from Simon Collings here!

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France vs Belgium: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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The all-time record between these two nations is somewhat skewed by Belgium’s dominance before the First World War. Since 1981, the Red Devils have won just two of 13 meetings and lost to France in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.

France wins: 26

Belgium wins: 30

Draws: 19

France vs Belgium: Euro 2024 score prediction today

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Neither of these teams look good but France have looked better than Belgium. Both sides might suit setting up to attack with pace on the counter, which could make for a bit of a chess game.

France to win, 1-0.

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Belgium Euro 2024 team news vs France today

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Belgium will give another opportunity to their senior stars in today’s Euro 2024 last-16 clash with France.

The Red Devils have been heavily criticised by their fans for a pair of limp displays in what looked like an easily winnable Group E, as a defeat to Slovakia and draw against Ukraine earned them a difficult knockout tie as runners-up.

There are plenty of options for Belgium to freshen up their team against their rivals, particularly in attack and Dodi Lukebakio could earn a quick recall after serving a one-game ban.

That could mean Arsenal winger Leandro Trossard drops to the bench, with Johan Bakayoko another contender to start.

Up front, RB Leipzig striker Lois Openda hit 24 goals in the Bundesliga last season but looks set to remain on the bench behind Romelu Lukaku, who has received negative reviews for missing chances.

Youri Tielemans has been a welcome addition to the midfield since recovering from injury midway through the group stage and should continue alongside Andre Onana and Kevin De Bruyne.

Belgium are less flushed with defensive options so are unlikely to change much having conceded just one goal so far.

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France Euro 2024 team news vs Belgium today

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Another shake-up to France’s attacking line-up is not out of the question when they face Belgium at Euro 2024 today.

Kylian Mbappe returned to the line-up for Tuesday’s draw with Poland which saw the pre-tournament favourites only manage to finish second in their group, behind Austria.

The Real Madrid-bound striker will continue to wear a face mask into the knockouts but his exact role, and the make-up of his supporting cast, is up for debate.

Didier Deschamps will reportedly not return Mbappe to the left wing, where he has often played his best football both domestically and internationally. That would require Les Bleus to gamble on starting the 37-year-old Olivier Giroud, or one of Randal Kolo Muani and the out-of-form Marcus Thuram, up front.

Antoine Griezmann is instead set to return having been dropped from the XI last time out in what is being billed as a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

Ousmane Dembele and Bradley Barcola are set to be dropped with Griezmann playing in behind Mbappe and Thuram.

Deschamps will face calls to leave Adrien Rabiot out of his line-up, particularly if France shift away from the three-man midfield seen in the last two games, but Aurelien Tchouameni’s place is also under threat given N’Golo Kante’s strong displays so far.

France have at least kept the goals out thanks to a settled backline and Arsenal man William Saliba should keep his place in front of Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate for this evening’s last-16 tie.

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France vs Belgium: TV channel and free live stream for Euro 2024 game today

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TV channel: In the UK, France vs Belgium will be shown live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 4pm BST ahead of a 5pm kick-off.

Live stream: The match is also available to watch live and for free online via the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You won’t miss a kick from tonight’s game with Standard Sport’s live match blog.

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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of France’s huge Euro 2024 quarter-final against Belgium.

Kick-off from the Dusseldorf Arena is at 5pm BST.