Belgium is the most exhaustive team in all aspects: Lloris

Roberto Martínez & Seba

Roberto Martínez & Seba

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

It's the first time since Germany in 2006 - the 18th edition of the World Cup - where four European teams: Italy (champions), France (runners-up), Germany (third) and Portugal (fourth) made up the final four positions.

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.

Roberto Martinez's men troubled the five time champions all through the first half to get more goals but their efforts weren't good enough to find the back of the net.

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But the goals are not the only thing getting the 24-year-old respect in the game. It is a fantastic generation and in order to beat them we will have to play a great match.

Gabriel Jesus might have won a penalty when Vincent Kompany took him down in the penalty area but even the VAR officials didn't think it should have been a spot kick, not to say they also weren't wrong. Last time out, he moved into a wider right-sided role but was no less influential, powering forward to set up Kevin De Bruyne's magical strike against Brazil, that proved to be the eventual victor.

Ahead of their clash on Tuesday night, Belgium playmaker Hazard has told reporters that as a boy, he used to tie his loyalties to the French flag, citing France's World Cup win in 1998 as a major influencing factor. We are very happy to have him on our side.

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

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