Belgium overpower England to finish third
England’s World Cup campaign in Russia ended with a 0-2 loss to Belgium in St Petersburg that meant the Three Lions finished in fourth place. Gareth Southgate’s team was unable to bounce back from the despair of Wednesday’s extra-time loss against Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow - but this still represents a highly creditable…
Hazard and Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off
Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday's third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.
Furious Hazard hits out at France’s ‘anti-football’ tactics
Belgium Captain, Eden Hazard, on Tuesday accused France of adopting anti-football tactics in the Les Blues 1-0 victory over his team at the St. Petersburg Stadium. Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti, headed in the winning goal for France in the second half of the game dominated by Belgium to earn the 1998 world champions another final…
Pogba slams critics for doubting his ability
French 1998 World Cup winning captain, Didier Deschamps, is one of the happiest coaches in the world right now. Against all predictions, Deschamps, now coach of the Les Blues, led his team to a 1-0 defeat of Belgium, which took them to the final of the competition. On Sunday, they will meet either England or…
Suspect in 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris handed to Belgium
A French court on Wednesday gave the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium. The suspected plan to target a gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a Paris suburb came to light a few days after…
Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short
Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium's 'golden generation' to another bitter disappointment.
What Belgium should worry about playing against France
The World Cup semi-final fixture between France and Belgium is a more tantalising one, as it is an all-European affair. But, be that as it may, the Belgian team who are having a dream world cup campaign absolutely have a lot to worry about their French opponent. The front line that contains the fine blend…
Team spirit can carry Belgium to World Cup final, says Martinez
Belgium are in uncharted territory for their World Cup semi-final with France but believe their team spirit and togetherness can ensure they carry on their extraordinary journey in Russia, manager Roberto Martinez has said.
Belgium's Hazard spells World Cup danger for France
Eden Hazard is one of the French academy system's finest exports in the past decade but he could be the man to end Didier Deschamps's bid for World Cup glory.