Roberto Martinez's surprise 4-3-3 was just insane enough to confuse the Brazil defence throughout the first half of their quarter-final, which puts them in a strong position to do something similar on the counter-attack against France - particularly through the middle.
Belgium was left Tuesday still clinging to the elusive ambition of reaching a first World Cup final. "If you are going to have to lose such a match, which is bearable, it is the manner in which our players lost, pushing for everything, trying everything until the final whistle".
A Belgium team featuring numerous same stars lost 1-0 to Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinal four years ago and then was shocked 3-1 by Wales in the European Championship quarterfinals two years ago. It is a tactic that has become a hallmark of both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur over the last two years. Deschamps is gunning for history as the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach (after Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer). As France captain, Deschamps won soccer's most prized trophy in 1998.
In addition to the France vs. Belgium game today, the all-Europe semifinal match, England vs. Croatia, is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11.
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"I hope that I'll stay undefeated through 31 games and that we'll lift this cup", said the defender, who has been linked with Bayern Munich in recent days. The midfielder took a corner kick from the right side on the play, bending a pass toward the near post.
Along with the French and Gabonese presidents and the king and queen of Belgium, there was rock "n" roll royalty watching the game. Henry may have a confined role, but he is part of an admired coaching team, led by Martinez, who have been tactically dynamic in the tournament, sometimes in adversity, as when substitutions rescued a 2-0 deficit against Japan; sometimes very proactively, when some radical changes, in formation and deployment of key players, underpinned a famous victory, against Brazil in the last eight.
The European heavyweights went blow-for-blow in a largely tactical game, but it was Les Bleus who captialised on their chances to book their 2018 World Cup final berth.
On Tuesday, the Tour will head to Brittany, as the riders start in La Baule and end in Sarzeau after a 195-kilometre route. Their victory also helped Belgian team-mate Greg van Avermaet into the tour leaders yellow jersey.
It would also have to be fully backed by Congress and the U.S. private and non-governmental sectors across the board. The United States, which spent $685.9 billion on defense in 2017, now makes up 51.1 percent of NATO's combined GDP.
But she said: "We do not agree about the best way of delivering our shared commitment to honour the result of the referendum". In her resignation letter she echoed the words of Sir Michael, saying her actions "fell below the high standards" expected.
It's hard to imagine him playing with another team, since Ronaldo has pretty much become synonymous with Real Madrid . Ronaldo, 33, joined Real from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80million.
But Democrats had begun filibustering a number of Bush's judicial nominees, which Republicans saw as an affront to their agenda. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an appellate judge from Maryland who has ruled against Obamacare and abortion rights in the past.
The others are Republican targets for the confirmation vote who come from Trump-won states where they face re-election this fall. Outside Trump Tower in Midtown, demonstrators gathered to protest the potential shift of the Supreme Court to the right.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the nation's second most powerful court. CBS News reported that Judge Thomas Hardiman , who was the runner-up to Neil Gorsuch, was also a finalist.
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Two of them have been taken by ambulance to hospital while another two were airlifted, but none of them were stretchered out. The soccer team and coach became stranded when they went exploring inside the cave after a practice back on June 23rd.
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A message posted on the English Premier League club's Twitter account said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected". It comes after he posted photos from inside the Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai on the final day of rescue operations.
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"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". Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Chadli, Dembele, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Eden Hazard.
France v Belgium 10 July 2018
France are favourites due to their mix of youth and experience allied to tournament nous after they reached the Euro 2016 final. Pogba has looked impressive alongside Kante in France's midfield, while Lukaku has scored four goals in the tournament.
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Beyond the geographical and linguistic ties, many of these players also know each other intimately from the Premier League . With the starting XI more or less picking itself, the only dilemma in Deschamps' mind would be the left midfield position.
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The nine-time Serie A victor had been linked with taking up an off-field role at Juve but wanted to keep on playing and signed a one-year-deal in Paris .