Look for Goals Aplenty in the Belgium v

Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2018

Henry, 40, won the World Cup with France 20 years ago. Constant drives from deep and always being involved in the attack, Hazard earned 111.5 points against Tunisia followed by 74.5 points in the round of 16, which goes a way to highlight the winger's ability to affect a game, and therefore he easily walks into this team after a stellar tournament so far.

The French will remember well what happened when the teams last met, with Belgium tearing them apart in a 4-3 friendly win in Paris in June 2015.

"His heart will be divided", France captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris told French media on Monday.

Croatia, who have matched the achievements of their 1998 team in reaching the last four, can count on Real Madrid's midfield talisman Luka Modric but his teammate Andrej Kramaric says England's lack of superstars is what makes them a cohesive unit.

While England literarily strolled through their match against Sweden, they look favoured to win the highly anticipated match. "They are an adversary with great quality and there will be hard moments so we have be ready to suffer in order to reach the final". Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling will need to be more decisive in and around the penalty area if England is to create more scoring opportunities against better opposition.

As well as that appointment in St. Petersburg, Tuesday also marks the first anniversary of Lukaku signing for United from Everton. Lukaku is on four goals and Griezmann and Mbappe have three each. "Each player would be defending his colours".

But while Henry remains a France icon and his nation's record goalscorer, he is now plotting their downfall as assistant coach to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez. The victor of this game will go to the finals on Sunday while the loser will play for third on Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates France's win over Uruguay.

Kenedy and Zinchenko both look to have masses of potential, but they have been starved of first-team football at Chelsea and City, respectively. He is more proactive than reactive.

Deschamps also took a jibe at Martinez.

"I think Griezmann has all the quality to overcome Thierry Henry, as Mbappe has, too", Trezeguet said. "Personally, I have little contact [with him]".

Otherwise, there was respect and admiration in equal measure. Probably. Their team is geared forward. "They do it well, they do it fast".

At Belgium's neat, understated training centre 50 minutes outside Moscow there have been plenty of questions about Henry over the last three weeks but not a great deal of interest in answering them.

Chadli is the only player from West Brom involved on Tuesday after a season in which they were relegated, but he hardly played because of recurring thigh injuries. On the Telemundo side, matches will be available via Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports; the Telemundo stations' apps; and across mobile, tablet and most connected TV devices.

The Belgium vs France FIFA World Cup semifinal will see many English Premier League players on show. "There is a lot of respect between us". It's a unique moment for us to improve further.

France's defence wasn't really tested against Australia, Peru or Denmark. How deep, or advanced, will Kevin de Bruyne play?

This should prove to be a very close game between two evenly-matched opponents.

At the helm for almost six years, a fundamental flaw of the French under his reign has been the inability to score goals in crucial knockout games.