Henry, who scored 51 goals in 123 worldwide appearances, played for France at four World Cups in all.
Belgium are the tournament's top scorers, and Martinez sprang a surprise by changing his system in the quarter-final against Brazil, moving target man Romelu Lukaku out wide so Kevin de Bruyne could operate as a "false nine". "20 players have started at least one game and they have all contributed", he explained.
Martinez dropped forward Dries Mertens against Brazil and fielded Nacer Chadli, who had scored the injury-time winning goal against Japan. The official back-story of the mascot states that he is an aspiring football player who is "charming, confident and social".
France progressed to the semi's following a 2-nil victory over Colombia and head coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping his charges maintain the positive momentum in what is expected to be an exciting match up against Belgium.
"It's great to be facing a team like France because they are very similar in terms of the individual talent they have", Martinez added. "Obviously, I prefer to have chances and score but, if I can make space for the others, I always try to choose the best option for the team. We got a boost there".
Hugo Lloris made arguably the save of the tournament to keep intact France's halftime lead over Uruguay on Friday and Thibault Courtois" tip-over save from Neymar near the end of Belgium's 2-1 triumph over Brazil later the same day drew a "Hand of God' headline in the Belgian press the next morning.
"We'd like to have got to the final", said Omba, 18. "We will go into this final to win it, as we have still not gotten over the (2016) final".
Just like players are free to choose which country or club they want to play for provided they abide by the law, similarly former players can not be judged by which country they decide to coach.