Hazard and rest of the Belgium squad train ahead of semi-final

WORLD CUP 2018 | GRAEME SOUNESSJuly 8 2018 12:01am The Sunday Times Brilliant Belgium bound for final at expense of no-frills France Graeme Souness

Eden Hazard has revealed he supported France growing up ahead of playing them with Belgium.

Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku has been described as Thierry Henry's "project" by Goal's Sam Lee.

Martinez claimed a lot of the credit for the win as his tactical changes worked to perfection, including moving Kevin De Bruyne into a more advanced role.

Lukaku who joined Manchester United in July of 2017 scored an awesome 27 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils in his debut 2017-18 season.

But the goals are not the only thing getting the 24-year-old respect in the game.

"Unfortunately our dream has been postponed, and it is very painful for all of us that after so much work and dedication on the part of each player, technical commission, and staff, there is enormous pain", he wrote.

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Fans of Brazil have shown their displeasure at the exit of the former world champions from the 2018 World Cup.

The 40-year-old Henry, the Arsenal legend who won the World Cup with France in 1998, is an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez in Russian Federation.

Henry, France's all-time leading goalscorer, was a member of the squads that won the 1998 World Cup on home soil and Euro 2000 alongside French boss Didier Deschamps.

Lukaku heads in the ball during the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russian Federation. We are very happy to have him on our side.

Two of the World Cup's outstanding players will now go head-to-head in St Petersburg, with De Bruyne aware of the threat that Mbappe will pose.

The two have struck an extremely close relationship that is proving fruitful on the pitch.

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