Eden Hazard Has Correctly Predicted Half Of The World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup | Belgium winger Eden Hazard prepares for France clash with fresh trim

The Chelsea forward helped his nation to the World Cup semi-finals on Friday evening as Hazard and his team-mates managed to overcome favourites Brazil in a 2-1 victory.

France won its first and only World Cup in 1998, while Belgium has yet to raise the trophy. With Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia also past their prime, Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian have failed to impress Mourinho but Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has reportedly asked the Portuguese boss to sign up his younger brother Jordan Lukaku at Old Trafford. Opponents take to any means necessary to limit his impact, with Hazard fouled 21 times after four outings at the World Cup, that second only to Neymar (26), and his ability to draw fouls from opponents and put Belgium on the front foot is nothing but a positive.

Belgium are bound for the World Cup final - provided they do not suffer an inferiority complex against France when they face their larger neighbours in Tuesday's semi-final in St Petersburg. "But we're not thinking about it too much, we're going to be focused on the pitch and our game". But Lloris appeared to be at his commanding best in the quarterfinal win over Uruguay, rushing off his line to push away a low cross and later making a superb low save. "I don't know about scoring goals, though", said Yoann Offredo, one of two French riders in Belgian team Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

The 31-year-old, who joined Chelsea in January, has yet to score at the World Cup and has drawn blanks in each of his last six appearances for France. France or Belgium - who's heading to the final?

France have been steadily finding their best form over the course of their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign. But with the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and rising star Kylian Mbappe, the team is not short of talent.

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His predictions could still be right given that Belgium is meeting France in the semifinals and should they qualify; they will meet either England or Croatia.

"When things were going well, I was reading newspaper articles and they were calling me Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian striker", wrote the Manchester United forward in an article for the Players' Tribune last month. "It doesn't shock me at all".

Top stat: Lukaku has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 13 games for Belgium in all competitions - three assists and a whopping 17 goals.

England is gripped by World Cup fever.

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