Belgium's enthralling 2-1 win over tournament favourites Brazil meant that the remaining six teams left standing in the tournament were all European.
Belgium's golden generation has finally evolved into the team of world beaters many predicted, but first they must defeat a young France side equally determined to etch their spot in history.
Neymar and the Brazil team may have exited the FIFA World Cup 2018 but his legacy at Russian Federation 2018 is making waves online in form of the #NeymarChallenge. Germany meanwhile, has handed a 2-0 defeat at the stadium on the final matchday of group play, which ended its title defense in the first round.
Fred, who completed a £52.7m move to Manchester United last month, was part of the squad but didn't receive a single minute on the pitch at the finals.
France are making their sixth appearance in the World Cup semi-finals and have reached the final in 1998 and 2006, while this is only Belgium's second appearance in the World Cup semi-finals, losing to eventual winners Argentina in 1986.
In terms of a World Cup, its greatness can be defined many ways, by its teams, its players, its goals, its games. They have good players in all department led by the brilliance of EdHazardard and Kevin De Bryune with an experienced defensive backing.
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Travis Pastrana Lands 3 Of Evil Knievel's Iconic Jumps
After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain. Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps.
Ah well, there's always World Cup 2022, fellas.
"We know them well".
The Real Madrid midfielder is arguably the best in the world in his position and will duly demonstrate why, should England give him the time and space on Thursday.
He said: "Everybody knows Didier Drogba is a bit of a big brother to me".
"Lukaku can make it hard for any team because of his physique".
Of course there's no official word from the Brazil's camp as yet - so no way of knowing if the video is legitimate. "I can understand that it causes problems, some people think he dives too much..." On this occasion at least, Brazil could not overwhelm a team through the quality of its individuals, though it did come close.
Two of the World Cup's outstanding players will now go head-to-head in St Petersburg, with De Bruyne aware of the threat that Mbappe will pose.