Olivier Giroud says France lining up against Thierry Henry will be 'weird'

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Left out of the starting XI for France's opener against Australia, the Chelsea striker has started every match since, but has yet to find the back of the net.

"He is very good in this World Cup with a good defense in front of him", Giroud said.

The Red Devils overcame the tournament favourites 2-1 on Friday in Kazan, thanks to an own-goal from Fernandinho and a fierce strike from Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

Belgium, who reached their first World Cup semi-finals in 32 years, will take on 1998 champions France at the St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.

Lloris arrived at the World Cup a man under scrutiny following errors in France's warm-up matches and a number of poor performances for Tottenham across the course of the 2017-18 season.

When a Monaco player, Mendy branded Mbappe "Razmoket" - the French translation of children's television programme "Rugrats" - as he was so young.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup gave us some unbelievable action of football so far.

"For me, he is one of the three best players I have ever played with in my whole career".

"There is no revenge in football, I don't like that word", he said in his official press conference on Monday.

Mayor Sergei Gromov says "we were supporting Russian Federation but now it's turned out like that (that Russian Federation was eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success".

"They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything".

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez brought Henry into the Belgium set-up two years ago to impart not just his knowledge of goal scoring he is France's all-time top scorer with 51 goals in 123 appearances, and Arsenal's with 228 but also his experience of winning with a team weighed down by great expectations. And they both deserve to be elected as best keeper of the tournament, even if I have a preference for Hugo.