Belgium vs France is going to be one hell of a competition for sure. Such is the craze for the swash-buckling contest, that people have gone haywire from the moment the news of the riveting duel dropped in their ears, their enthusiasm has no bounds!
With Belgium yet to lose a battle in this world cup edition, and the way they’ve performed in the series of nerve biting duels, it looks like a sure shot victory for the Red Devils.
3 horrendous things that Red Devils could do during Belgium vs France contest
Unshackle the deadly duo of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard
Perhaps, one of the reasons why Belgium managed to kick off the 5-time world cup champions, was the presence of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, and the tactics that they resorted to on the field.
Roberto Martinez had given them the license to kill, and these two made a fitting use of it while ripping through the Brazilian defence and cutting them across a zig-zag motion. The damage that these two inflicted, left such a big scar on the Brazilian unit, that they failed to cope up with it at any later point of the game.
De Bruyne’s smacking delivery down the nets was an exhibition of how lethal he could be from the front. And, Eden Hazard, well, he has been on a roll for the Belgium unit since the World cup 2018 commenced.
The duo could easily eclipse the entire French unit if given the freedom to grill.
Compacting the 3 centre backs of the unit
Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Vincent Kompany, each possess a very high form of finesse. Belgium must be lucky to receive their services in the world cup contest. But, only having them won’t do any good.
The trio would have to perform when its needed of the most. They have a mammoth task in front of them, which if not completed successfully, could surely kill their team’s dream of winning a world cup. With players of the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in the opposite camp, a victory won’t be a walk in the park for the Belgium unit too.
Still, with the chemistry the Belgium central backs contain between them, it might look that the French trio would certainly not find it easy to get past them and inflict any major damage.
It would be advised if the Belgium trio play together and neutralise the opposition’s effect from the first whistle.
Use Romelu Lukaku to slice up the French nationals
He has been the top-notch performer for the red devils in this world cup edition. Can he do crispy passes? Yes. Can he do timely assists? Definitely. Can he make some deliver ripping goals? A piece of cake.
He has been one hell of an entertainer for the Belgium supporters. The way he outplayed Japan for the 3rd goal gave an exhibition of his awareness of the game.
His prolific performance against the 5-time-world cup champion for the 2nd goal established him as a total striker. He was more inclined towards the right flank, which allowed Hazard and De Bruyne to take the spotlight, and a similar performance could be expected in the semifinals as well.
Without an iota of doubt, Lukaku’s presence in the playing unit has given the Belgium unit and their coach Martinez a sense of hope and accomplishment for the upcoming contest.
Belgium vs France looks like a game that would surely go down the history books and remembered for years to come.