The first of the World Cup semi-finals takes place today when France take on Belgium in Saint Petersburg as the remaining teams fight out for a place in the final.
Les Bleus are chasing their second world title and they earned the right to take their place in the last four by beating Argentina and Uruguay in the last 16 and quarter-finals respectively.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, defeated Japan in the last 16 before eliminating one of the tournament favourites Brazil to reach the penultimate stage of the competition.
A trip to Moscow and a place on the grandest stage in football is the prize on offer for the victor, with one of Croatia or England – who play on Wednesday – waiting on the other side of the draw.
Didier Deschamps will have a decision to make regarding his midfield trio with Blaise Matuidi returning from suspension. Corentin Tolisso stood in for the Juventus man against Uruguay, but Matuidi could return alongside Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.
Potential France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Matuidi, Pogba; Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Roberto Martinez has been forced into making a change on the right side of defence with Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier suspended for the game. Interestingly, Nacer Chadli replaced Meunier as a right wing-back in the final group game against England, but, should Martinez opt for a 4-3-3 – as he did in the win over Brazil – then Toby Alderweireld could theoretically deputise at right-back and Thomas Vermaelen could slot in at centre-back.
Potential Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini, Chadli; E. Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku.