Umtiti has carried the problem throughout the tournament and was rested for last week’s 0-0 group stage draw with Denmark. Raphael Varane is confident a niggling knee concern will not keep defensive partner Samuel Umtiti out of France's World Cup semi-final against Belgium. "He had a little trouble yesterday after the match, but it's something he knows how to handle. We hope he will keep doing stuff like that.”. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Varane’s 40th-minute header against Uruguay set France on their way to the final four, although the outcome might have been different had Hugo Lloris not preserved the advantage with a stunning low save from Martin Caceres four minutes later. Get all the latest football news, betting tips, and promotions for all the major leagues around the world. Who will start for France when they take on Croatia in the World Cup final? “We’re not surprised, we never doubted him, we knew his qualities. For all betting related promotions and bonuses. We know each other well and I do not worry too much about that.”, #FridayFeeling #FiersdetreBleus #WorldCup #URUFRA pic.twitter.com/xj95P15iTM. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our, 5. 18+ Only. 18+ Only. Read More. SoccerNews.com Copyright © 2006 - 2020 All Rights Reserved. It’s reassuring to have a guy like him behind us,” the Real Madrid defender said of Lloris. Sign up with F25 promo code for up to £25 free matched bet. The Tottenham goalkeeper came under question after committing a couple of errors in the lead-up to the World Cup, but Varane has full faith in his captain. Images emerged of the Barcelona defender being tended to by medics on the pitch in the build up to the game in Moscow. Please gamble responsibly! John Barnes doesn’t think Arsenal need Wilfried Zaha, John Barnes doesn’t think Arsenal need Wilfried Zaha, Graham Roberts comments on Dele Alli amid Tottenham Hotspur exit speculation, Andros Townsend doesn’t think Dele Alli will leave Tottenham Hotspur, Paul Robinson thinks Ryan Sessegnon could leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, Over 2.5 goals at Hertha Berlin vs Eintracht Frankfurt 7/10 for Friday’s Bundesliga battle, Under 2.5 goals at Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest 4/6 for Friday’s Championship showdown, Orlando City double chance against Sporting Kansas 1/1 for Thursday’s MLS contest, 23rd September: Wednesday’s EFL Cup Accumulator – 7/1, Both teams to score at Leicester vs Arsenal 7/10 for Wednesday’s EFL Cup showdown, Mr Green is Boosting Your Combination Profits by up to 50%, Claim a Soccer Accumulator Bonus at bet365, Bolton 6/4 to beat MK Dons in Saturday’s League One contest, Prediction: Manchester City vs Bournemouth, Spurs want Everton target and two other players, Leeds and Everton want Manchester United goalkeeper, Wellington Phoenix 11/10 to beat Adelaide United in Saturday’s A-League showdown, Over 2.5 goals at Harrogate vs Boreham Wood 20/21 for Saturday’s National League contest. The 24-year-old came onto the scene during the Euros two years ago before sealing his move to Barcelona. "He knows the care he has to give. We know each other well and I do not worry too much about that. Guangzhou R&F v Shanghai Shenhua - Soccer, Xinjiang Tianshan v Heilongjiang Lava Spring - Soccer, Deportes Iquique v Union La Calera - Soccer, We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The 24-year-old returned for the last-16 win over Argentina and completed another 90 minutes in Friday's 2-0 defeat of Uruguay despite showing signs of discomfort. Umtiti started the game for France and will be hoping to keep Mario Mandzukic quiet. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. New customers only. Claim up to £/€50 free sports match bet. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials. It’s disappointing to see some of the harsh abuse towards Umtiti, for a couple of years the former Lyon man was one of the best centre-back’s in the world. All odds quoted correct at time of publishing and subject to change. Raphael Varane is confident a niggling knee concern will not keep defensive partner Samuel Umtiti out of France's World Cup semi-final against Belgium. Umtiti has carried the problem throughout the tournament and was rested for last week's 0-0 group stage draw with Denmark. But fans will be worried for his health during the game after seeing him strugglin ahead of the match. Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. Also, find fixtures, results, and live score service.