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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

World Cup 2018: Hazard slams Kante, others after Belgium 1-0 loss to France


Belgium star, Eden Hazard has slammed N’golo Kante and his French teammates for their supposed negative tactics during their World Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday.

Belgium lost the match 1-0 to Les Blues and the Chelsea winger felt France employed some negative tactics.

Hazard was outstanding in the first half but his influence waned after the break as Didier Deschamps’ side retreated into their shells.

Samuel Umtiti had headed the only goal of the game in the 50th minute.

France defended and relied on the speed of Kylian Mbappe on the break and were rarely threatened as a superb defensive effort, led by Raphael Varane and Hazard’s Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante, kept the competition’s top scorers at bay.

After the game, dejected Hazard told reporters, “I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France.”

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