It's going to be France-England according to Whelan



Per CBS Sports, "France enters Tuesday's clash against Belgium at +150 on the money line, meaning you'd need to bet $100 on a France victory to win $150".

"During the match everyone will be on their own side, and we will do everything to seize any opportunity to reach the final of the World Cup". Will it be France; Belgium; England or Croatia? Belgium are unbeaten in the whole thing, not lost a game, France have some very good players as well.

This combination of pictures shows Belgium´s forward Eden Hazard (L) on July 2, 2018 and France´s forward Antoine Griezmann on June 21, 2018.

The Belgian team, which leads the tournament scoring in Russian Federation with 14 goals in its five World Cup matches, will rely on someone with an intimate knowledge of France on Tuesday: former France striker and current Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry. With former France striker Thierry Henry as an assistant coach, Belgium leads the scoring in Russian Federation with 14 goals in its five World Cup matches.

Now it is his job to halt the run of his home nation.

"He is first and foremost French".

"We know him, he has a lot of passion for football and he will be with the Belgians and will give everything to help his team".

On Monday, meanwhile, Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne was asked cheekily if he thought Henry might sing the French national anthem on Wednesday night. He said: "I am not the manager, nor am I the assistant manager".

"It is a hard situation for him".

The game at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, starts at 9 p.m. local time, or 2 p.m.

Didier Deschamps´ France side failed to fire in their group matches but burst into life in the 4-3 demolition of Argentina as Mbappe overshadowed Lionel Messi and announced his arrival as a new superstar of the game. Eight of England's ten World Cup goals have been from dead balls, while Croatia have conceded three times from set-piece situations.

While many England fans are surprised by the unheralded team´s progress, midfielder Dele Alli says the squad always believed they could go far. It will be odd to have him against us on this game. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, and Jesse Lingard rotated possession neatly in the Sweden half, cleverly sucking the opposition to one side of the pitch before quickly switching the play for one of the wing-backs to dart into space and cross.

"We don't want to have them taking the mickey out of us". Captain Harry Kane has six goals already and is on target to win the Golden Boot.

As the left-sided player in Belgium's three-man defence, Jan Vertonghen is likely to find himself as the man tasked with stopping French teenager Kylian Mbappe.

Here were two emerging talents of world football with high price tags to match.

France have no such selection issues and are nearly certain to stick with Stuttgart's Benjamin Pavard at right back after a string of impressive displays from the 22-year-old have made him one of the tournament's stand-out defenders.

The World Cup rivalry between the two European Union members dates back to the 1938 World Cup which France hosted and Les Bleus defeated Le Diable Rouge 3-1 in an opening round encounter.

Croatia could well be battling fatigue and injuries after a strength-sapping penalty shootout to edge out host nation Russian Federation on Saturday.

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