Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois both made smart saves to make sure an intriguing game remained scoreless at the interval.
However, Umtiti popped up with the game's telling moment early in the second half, nodding the ball home to score his third international goal.
Umtiti is a common word used by the Luhya tribe to describe a small thing or entity. This perhaps, saw several Kenyans from Western Kenya rally behind the central defender, who currently plies his trade at Barcelona.
Thank you my 'Cousin' Umtiti. Thank you Les Blues. Let's prepare for Modric in the Final #FRABEL— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) July 10, 2018
What a boring semi final! Such an anticlimax!— Hussein Mohamed (@HusseinMohamedg) July 10, 2018
France are through to the #NTVWorldCup2018 final. Belgium were the best side, but it wasn't enough.— David wa Kwallimwa (@kwalimwadavid) July 10, 2018
Some of us predicted this ten days ago. Just after the first game of the Round of 16. https://t.co/J7zyLTdmxz— Wallace Kantai (@wgkantai) July 10, 2018
Congrats les bleus, England will have but a stroll in the finals come sunday. #ItsComingHome— kennedyotieno (@OtienoKenny) July 10, 2018
Now I believe England 🏴 will take home the trophy 🏆 on Sunday. Croatia 🇭🇷 is just a small matter!! Wapi @MikeOkinyi— Nelson Ocs Osiemo (@atwenga) July 10, 2018
May I announce early that on Saturday, I will be supporting Belgium against England for the 3rd place 😊— Gidi Ogidi (@GidiOgidi) July 10, 2018