France Say Thierry Henry In 'Wrong Camp' For Semi-Final

France Say Thierry Henry In 'Wrong Camp' For Semi-Final

The country is caught up in England World Cup fever at the moment, but there is another huge match before the Three Lions' semi-final as Belgium take on France on Tuesday night.

Up against him is Deschamps, who he played alongside in France's 1998 World Cup-winning squad and who has been Les Bleus' coach for the last six years.

"He will suffer emotionally; nobody prays to be in this kind of situation; he wont want to be seen supporting Belgium against his home country and he can not be with Belgium and be openly supporting France". Granted, a brace against Tunisia meant Hazard was more effective in front of goal in Belgium's 5-2 win over the African outfit, but the 27-year-old's display against the pre-tournament favourites was arguably the better considering the quality of opposition in the quarter-final meeting.

In the squad where seven players can trace roots to the former Belgian colony, Lukaku and Vincent Kompany - whose father, Pierre, is a Congolese diplomat - have emerged as the figureheads for a group that has historically suffered from a bad legacy. Henry played 123 times for France, retiring from worldwide football after the 2010 World Cup.

"I think after our game against Japan, we discussed and we talked with the coach; we concluded that if we played the same way against Brazil, we would lose the game".

Griezmann has scored two penalty kicks and set up Raphael Varane's headed goal against Uruguay.

"It is true that it is a little bit peculiar to see him with the Belgian team, but that is his career and that is how he is learning his future career".

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I'd lean towards Belgium - they're [2.2] to qualify - if picking a victor but I'm happier to invest in goals both overall and individually.

That saw France travel across the border to Belgium at the invitation of industrialist and Belgian sponsor Evence Coppée, who wanted to celebrate the friendship between the two countries.

Belgium won 4-3 the last time they met France, in a friendly in Paris in 2015. They are [1.83] in the To Qualify market.

His role in harnessing the world-class players at his disposal could prove crucial to Belgium's success in Tuesday's semi-final.

The last time Belgium lost a match was in August, 2016. Over 2.5 goals is [2.24].

In contrast, France sleep-walked through the group stages, eking out wins over Australia and Peru before a stultifying 0-0 draw with Denmark. Lukaku is [3.1] to find the net. Pele scored a hat-trick against France in the semi-final of that tournament, the last teen to score in the last four of the competition. Not only that, but if Hazard can captain the Red Devils to victory, there's no reason why the Belgium skipper can't be named the tournament's best player upon its culmination next week.

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