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Eden Hazard lavishes praise on Kylian Mbappe

Top scorers meet best defence in Brazil v Belgium clash Belgium's high scorers take on Brazil's miserly defence - Article
Domingo Copeland | 09 July, 2018, 04:48

"At Barcelona, he evolved a lot and he nearly reached the level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi".

Still, at least he has inspired the next generation. although probably not in the way he'd dreamed of.

Les Bleus are quite happy to sit back and concede possession when they need to and some of their best moments came when lanky midfielder Paul Pogba drove forward in his gazelle-like style to serve his strikers.

Will this make Neymar change his ways?

The Belgium victor produced a pre-tournament bracket on the entire World Cup knockout stages three days before the opening match.

Lukaku has scored four goals in three games for Belgium at the tournament and has performed at a high standard in every one of those appearances.

Fernandinho was badly criticised four years ago when he was substituted at half-time during Brazil's 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.

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That leaves perhaps the most wide-open World Cup of modern times heading towards the final week, and England manager Southgate has called on his team to take advantage.

There was, but the answer is that France's greatest team was still spearheaded in attack by a player in Stephan Guivarc'h who finished the tournament without even one single goal.

Eden Hazard lavishes praise on France's Kylian Mbappe, with the Belgium attacker revealing that he has "mad respect" for the 19-year-old. They have good players in all department led by the brilliance of EdHazardard and Kevin De Bryune with an experienced defensive backing. They can defend, they are imaginative in midfield and they score goals for fun.

The Red Devils entered the semi-finals for only the second time after beating Selecao 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

The group stage was spectacular.

Which team are you supporting in the 2018 World Cup? And, perhaps fittingly given the host country's revolutionary history, change is in the air.

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