France and Belgium have emerged from the tough half of the draw contrary to many’s expectations.
France disposed of Argentina and Uruguay and Belgium clinically removed Brazil. Both teams have strong English Premier League representation, their teams have that familiar feel. Perhaps France have the edge with their emerging youth. Should be an interesting game, though, with such a prize on offer, decent football sometimes disappears when the fear of losing creeps in.
Parts of Belgium speak Dutch, parts French and some also speak German.
Marouane Fellaini’s favourite footballer is Maradona.
Hugo Lloris thinks a spud will win the World Cup. Going out on a limb there, fella, ain’t ya?
Olivier Giroud’s favourite song is by Coldplay