Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory, Vermaelen says

  • Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory, Vermaelen says

Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory, Vermaelen says

It took several years and attempts for Belgium's golden generation to show that they are ready to finally take that leap forward, and this coaching team has a lot to do with their current success.

"To play without fear would probably be the one thing which would help us the most".

On Tuesday, he will represent the enemy.

The two have become so close since Henry joined Roberto Martinez's Belgium coaching staff in 2016 that they often meet up after Lukaku's Premier League matches to discuss his performances. "The forwards go to see him". Martinez is not a man known for his defensive organisation but France will make him think twice and maybe thrice.

"Yes, it is weird, because he is French and that he will be on the bench of the opposition", Didier Deschamps said on Sunday morning on French television.

If the squad was deemed too young to compete in 2014, then Euro 2016 was surely a full-blown choke, as they lost to a Welsh team that didn't make it to Russian Federation.

"If I didn't score all tournament but we won the World Cup, of course I would take that in a heartbeat", Giroud told a news conference.

"I would've preferred him to be with us, for him to give me and the other French attackers advice, but I am not jealous". "I would be very proud to show Thierry that he chose the wrong camp". It will be unusual to have him against us on this game.

Aliyu Danbaba, another football fan, wished if it were possible for Henry to stay away from the venue of the match and watch it in privacy, where he would be free to express his emotions, instead of hiding his true feelings out of respect for both countries. And rather than having Henry waiting on the sideline to congratulate them, Griezmann and France now have their team's former captain on the sideline trying to beat them. Is Henry a traitor?

De Bruyne looked unhappy being played further back so, in the belief that he has more freedom to roam forward, I can't resist the 6/1 he follows up his Brazil cracker with another. You have to leave him little space.

- Make your daily ESPN FC Match Predictor picks! Instead, it comfortably strolled to a 2-0 win, displaying the kind of tactical discipline that in the past has often separated World Cup winners from the rest. And if Lukaku fires his country past Henry's on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg, they certainly won't be complaining. From 1998 and a World Cup medal on home soil at just 20 years of age to 2010 and a disgraceful team strike in South Africa that he could have stopped but didn't at 32. The love story turned sour. "He is a living legend of French football".

His predictions could still be right given that Belgium is meeting France in the semifinals and should they qualify; they will meet either England or Croatia.