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Red Devils pay price for lack of fluidity & effort

As a Belgian, the 1-0 defeat by France in the World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday really hurts.

But, as disappointed as I am, after evaluating the game, I cannot say Belgium deserved to win.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2018, with the headline 'Red Devils pay price for lack of fluidity & effort'. Print Edition | Subscribe