FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Belgium has turned out to be the most anticipated thing since past couple of days. Football fanatics have gone completely nuts even before the commencement of the contest, imagine how they’d turn to out to be by the end of this battle.
So before the teams engage in what could be called as a Fight for the semifinal, let’s have a look at how these teams have fared so far in the world cup 2018 and the key players behind their victories.
FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Belgium key players from both the ends!
France’s key players to watch out for!
The French superstar’s performance is the reason the team made it this far in the world cup campaign. Can he make exemplary passes? Yes. Can he single-handedly scare the bejesus out of the Red Devils? Absolutely. Can he eclipse the entire Belgium unit? Without a sweat.
His fantabulous performance against Messi led the Argentinian nation, was an epitome of his finesse. At Lightening speed, he went through the Argentinian defence, ripping and slitting them, in the process of smacking 2 crucial goals for the French unit.
If he happens to tear his way through the Belgium defence, Oh boy! Even God won’t be able to save the red devils from a butchering defeat.
If France is to make an entry in the finals of the world cup, then it is time Hugo Lloris levels up his game before the semifinal duel. He would be facing some of the fiercest strikers in the present edition of the cup.
Considering it’s a do or a die contest, he would have to dive his way across different regions of the net to prevent a defeat at this stage of the world cup. There must not be any gaps or errors from his end, as it could determine the fate of the French nationals in this one cracker of an engrossing battle.
Road to Semifinal for France
France 1-0 Peru
France 2-1 Australia
France 0-0 Denmark
France 4-3 Argentina
France 2-0 Uruguay
Belgium’s key players who can turn the tide!
Without an iota of doubt, Belgium would rely on their start performer to help the team draw the first blood in the semifinal contest. With his swashbuckling performances, he has emerged as one of the best players of this world cup as well.
Also, he’s just shy of 2 goals at the moment in the race of the golden boot.
Kevin De Buryne
Many players find it difficult to emulate their club performance at the national team as well. But Kevin De Buryne didn’t break a sweat while doing such for his nation in the ongoing world cup campaign.
Roberto Martinez might have forced him to go for a deeper position, but the damage he could do while playing in his natural best was perhaps the backdrop of their game against the 5-time world cup champion in the neck to neck contest.
The way he executed himself in that game, at the false 9 position was something the football fraternity might not have witnessed in the recent ages. His passes, counter attacks were way too overwhelming for the Brazilian unit.
He is a potential match winner for the Red Devils and his performance against France would determine his team’s fate in the upcoming gruelling duels.
Road to semifinal for Belgium
Belgium 3-0 Panama
Belgium 5-2 Tunisia
Belgium 1-0 England
Belgium 3-2 Japan
Belgium 2-1 Brazil
Final say on FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Belgium
It would be an engrossing competition for sure. Both teams have sufficient firepower in them to turn the match in their favour. But, If you ask me personally, then it would be France, who would dominate the Red Devils by 3-1 in this expected to be a nerve-wracking contest.