King, Queen of Belgium, Macron to attend World Cup semi-final

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St. Petersburg, July 9 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium will come to St. Petersburg to support their national football team during their FIFA World Cup semi-final here on Tuesday.

“King Philippe and Queen (Mathilde) as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders will arrive in St. Petersburg to support the national team,” an employee of the Belgian Consulate General in Russia’s second-largest city said on Monday, reports Sputnik news agency.

Belgium, who reached their first World Cup semi-finals in 32 years, will take on 1998 champions France at the St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Belgium beat five-time champions Brazil 2-1 in Kazan on Friday to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals where they will face the 1998 winners France at St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

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