French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

  • French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

The internet search engine giant Google has marked the 22nd day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with another doodle depicting the football cultures of the two countries who are going to play in the first semi-final today.

"It has been a few years since he said what he said about me".

Chelsea and Les Blues striker Giroud has admitted that while he has massive respect for France legend Henry, but he also revealed that he will be eager to get one over on Henry when the two continental neighbours face off in the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

The French delegation also includes Minister of Sports Laura Flessel-Colovic and the renowned French football player, Jean-Pierre Papin. Because our ambition is winning that final.

France have won both World Cup meetings against Belgium, winning 3-1 in the first round in 1938, and 4-2 in the third-place playoff match in 1986.

"France were one of the favourites before the World Cup and I think the game will be tougher than against Brazil due to their individual quality", he said.

After ousting Brazil in the semis, Belgium go into their match up against France high in confidence.

"His presence, his World Cup experience, it is all a very positive influence", said defender Toby Alderweireld before the start of the tournament.

"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". "We just hope he doesn't beat us in this semi-final".

Fernandinho put into his own net after just 13 minutes before De Bruyne struck home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box past Alisson on 31 minutes.

In fact, the argument could be made that he is more important to the team than stars Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann. I think he's set to be the next big superstar as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are coming to the end of their careers.