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One of the stars of that match - and of just about every Belgium match - was Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, and it turns out that not only is he one of the world's best footballers, he's also a clairvoyant.

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"I'm sure he's learning on a daily basis and giving good advice to the Belgians". He was their leading scorer in the World Cup when the country won its first and only world title as host nation in 1998, despite not being a regular starter and only 20 years old at the time.

Belgium v France for a place in a World Cup final, is already being labelled the "Thierry Henry Derby". "I want to help this young generation to go as far as possible and do as much as I can".

Always confident in his abilities, Hazard has been calm on the pitch despite getting some rough treatment during games in Russian Federation.

Olivier Giroud would have no qualms about finishing Russian Federation 2018 without a goal to his name if France finish by lifting the World Cup. Pep Guardiola's side broke plenty of records as they stormed their way to the Premiership last season, but Mourinho is eager to get one over his arch-rival.

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They justified favouritism once more when seeing off Uruguay 2-0 thanks to Raphael Varane's set-piece header and Antoine Griezmann's speculative pot-shot spilled by Fernando Muslera. "We're focusing on one thing - beating Belgium and making it through to the final".

Giroud said his teammates knew Belgium very well with many players from both teams competing in the English Premier League, including himself.

With 54 riders between them, France (35) and Belgium (19) are the most represented teams on this year's Tour with several teams also featuring Belgian and French personnel.

Mbappe was thought to be close to joining the European champions before he signed for Paris Saint-Germain last summer and several reports have claimed he is seen as a replacement for Ronaldo should the Portugal captain complete his move to Turin.

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.

Belgium's returning first team players made a sluggish start against the Samurai Blue and suddenly found themselves trailing by two goals with time ebbing away. The Belgians are [2.18] to get to the World Cup final.

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