Eden Hazard reveals he's been talking to Kylian Mbappe

Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup

Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup

Along with Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, France will have to contend with Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne who has played sensationally so far in Russian Federation.

The Chelsea winger was in sensational form as Belgium upset the odds on Friday night, playing a prominent role in the 2-1 which set up next Tuesday's semi final against Les Bleus. An attacking trio of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard could take apart any defence in the world.

Pelé's prediction that an African team would win the World Cup before the turn of the 21st century ended up wide of the mark, and this year's tournament in Russian Federation marked the first time since 1982 that none reached the knockout stages.

"We want desperately to get to the final and go on and win, because if it doesn't happen it will forever be a disappointment".

Henry made his French debut less than a year before the 1998 World Cup, joining Didier Deschamps - now the French coach - Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and Patrick Vieira on perhaps the best French team ever. He shares his room with (Frenchman) Alexis (Vuillermoz) - one of them might end up with a black eye.

Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russian Federation, manager Roberto Martinez has said. He was a great player, he inspired me.

'If we are World Cup champions without me scoring, I don't mind. In fact, Antoine Griezmann served a timely reminder of why he was so pivotal to this French team with a virtuoso display against Uruguay.

With Belgium trailing Japan 2-0 in the round of 16, Martinez replaced two wide players with two midfielders and they both scored.

The predominant weapon for both teams is their speed going forward, catapulting players with instinctive talent into positions from where their genius can prove lethal.

But for the last two years he has been serving as one of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez's assistants, his first foray into coaching and seemingly an inspired choice if the rare reviews from the Belgian players are anything to go by.

His display against Brazil was sensational despite the fact that he didn't find the back of the net or assist a teammate as his mazy dribbling skills confounded the Samba Boys as they were at a loss to recover the ball from him.

"Its a dicey one for him and I pity him; it is going to be 90 minutes of hell for him. It doesn't shock me at all".

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