The stars of the show for France have been the promising Kylian Mbappé and world-class forward Antoine Griezmann, who both have three goals to their name so far. Les Bleus striker Olivier Giroud has raised the stakes with his comment that he hopes to prove why former French great, Thierry Henry, has chosen the wrong side.
MOSCOW, July 9 ― Belgium will be deeply disappointed if they fail to win the World Cup, defender Thomas Vermaelen said yesterday, in the first direct acknowledgement of the team's belief in their ability to emerge triumphant in Russian Federation. I don't resent him.
"It is freaky to have Thierry against us in this match", Giroud told reporters. "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".
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But Southgate admits part of his job was to convince England's young players how big playing for their country can be. But now we know, it's more than just a waistcoat (also available at Marks and Spencer); it's a lucky waistcoat.
For the first 30 minutes or so it was all Belgium, the tournament's most prolific scoring team, with French defenders desperately challenging them.
But Neymar wasn't alone as Henry and Hazard very kindly consoled the emotional Brazilian at the Kazan Arena following the entertaining quarter-final clash. "Maybe I am in the right place at the right time and we all work hard, but the game belongs to the players, the manager has his role, but it is different".
The match is to be played later on Tuesday.
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All eyes will be on a potential thriller which will see 1998 World Cup champions France locking horns with Belgium at the Krestovsky stadium.
"The president will arrive to the France v Belgium match as part of a delegation in order to support his national team, as he said he would do if they advance to the semi-finals".
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More than 330,000 have been displaced by the Syrian government offensive in the south, according to recent United Nations figures. Rebels who did not wish to come back under Assad's rule would leave for the insurgent stronghold in northwest Syria, they said.