France Vs Belgium key stats

Ahead of the France Vs Belgium game here are some key information and statistics to note, France Vs Belgium key stats

France Vs Belgium key stats

PLAYERS TO WATCH

France: Paul Pogba

Finding a role where Pogba can perform to his full potential is arguably a code Deschamps still has to crack but the Manchester United midfielder performed with authority in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Uruguay, winning 14 duels – ironically the type of numbers Jose Mourinho would be delighted to see him return more often on a regular basis.

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Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne

In an arguable parallel with Pogba, De Bruyne was shackled by a deep-lying midfield role earlier in the competition. He was unleashed in a roving attacking position to devastating effect against Brazil, scoring with a wonderfully sweet strike. If the Manchester City man can produce more of the same France are in for a long night.

France Vs Belgium KEY STATS

– Antoine Griezmann has scored seven goals in his last six knockout-stage matches in major tournaments, beginning with his Golden Boot-clinching displays at Euro 2016.

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– 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.

– France’s Kylian Mbappe (three) is the highest scoring teenager in a World Cup tournament since Pele scored six in 1958. Pele hit a hat-trick against France in the semi-final of that tournament and is the last player under 20 to score in the final four.

– Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 14 games for Belgium (eight goals, six assists).

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