Friday, 22 February, 2019

French great Thierry Henry could hurt France's pride tonight

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Kristopher Love | 10 July, 2018, 23:56

"He will want us to come out on top", added Kevin De Bruyne after Belgium beat Brazil on Friday to book their semi-final spot.

Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.

Henry, who scored 51 goals in 123 global appearances, played for France at four World Cups in all. A living legend of French football, Henry was one of the stars during their 1998 World Cup win.

However, he is now working as a assistant coach for Belgium, who will face his home Country in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening.

"We've also shown we can play attractive football, we've come back from some hard moments against Japan".

Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has been confirmed as the match commissioner for the 2018 FIFA World Cup first semi final match between France and Belgium in Saint Petersburg tomorrow.

France will take on Belgium in the semifinals of the tournament later tonight at 11:30 PM IST and he will be one of "Le Blues" main man, already having scored 3 goals in the tournament so far. "Maybe it will be a more hard match than against Brazil".

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

- Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 13 games for Belgium in all competitions, with 17 goals and three assists. 19 matches between the two teams have ended up with a draw.

These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament. I don't resent him. I think the difference between the teams will be Kylian Mbappe (11/1 to score twice). 'If Mbappe was watching videos of me when he was younger, now it's me watching videos of him.