Then there were three… Les Bleus are favourites for their second World Cup win.
It wasn’t a classic semi-final and in the end, one set piece (What else?) decided Belgium and France’s fate, putting Les Bleus in the World Cup final for the first time since 2006.
Didier Deschamps' side will go up against either England or Croatia (as we all know), but bookies believe that the trophy is France’s to lose and have made the team an odds-on shot for a second triumph.
Deschamps could become the fourth person to win the World Cup as player and manager and it’s a best price of 4/6 that France go all the way, a team that were generally available at 13/2 at the start of the tournament.
And with the bookmaking industry looking at a £100million deficit if football comes home, we could see the biggest shock of all!
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “France are now in the driving seat and another assured perofroamcne has them 90 minutes away from a second World Cup. Whoever gets through to play Les Bleus will be up against it and 4//6 is a fair price for a team that has swept almost all before them so far.”