France have been in energy-saving mode throughout most of the World Cup, and that will now come in handy in arguably their toughest test to date when they play Belgium in St Petersburg tonight for a place in Sunday's final.
They barely got out of first gear in the group stage before Kylian Mbappe turned on the turbocharger against Argentina in the last 16, while Edinson Cavani's absence was a key factor in their 2-0 quarter-final win over Uruguay.
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