The connections between the two national team setups have become increasingly apparent in the two barren days between the last quarterfinal and the start of the last four.
Henry, World Cup victor in 1998 with Les Bleus, is assistant coach to Roberto Martinez, manager of Belgium, beaten 1-0 in the semifinals this morning.
Given how the voting usually goes, he nearly surely won't win the player of the tournament award, but he deserves more consideration, especially if France lifts the trophy on Sunday.
"I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals but with our state of mind we can climb mountains and that's what we've done so far".
"The players showed incredible focus and incredible togetherness". I haven't seen this as a weakness. "There were not many big moments that were going to decide the game and it came down to one dead-ball situation", said Martinez of the 51st-minute goal that separated the sides. They come in to the match on the back of an impressive, if somewhat nervy, victory over Brazil in the last round and the Spanish boss believes their preparations are starting to pay off.
This fixture is one of the matches that could easily have been the "Final" of this 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
"My role for the team is to create opportunities and to give passes that my forward teammates can use to make the difference, " he said.
As well as Eden Hazard, Belgium can call on Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne, three of a host of Premier League stars, many of whom count French squad members among their clubmates. But I think the Belgium players they go home with a bad feeling. "That's the quality that he has". "We worked hard defensively, we needed to take advantage a bit more in the counter-attacks but congratulations to my players and my staff", he said.
Belgium threatened down the flanks and Eden Hazard put in a risky cross which was turned behind by Umtiti - though the resulting corner was wasted by Nacer Chadli, playing in an unfamiliar right-back role.
Having a collection of great players individually does not guarantee anything. Will they do something similar against us?
"Because of the seven years I spent in France I feel 99 percent Belgian and one percent French, but the idea of taking French nationality never crossed my mind" Hazard once said when asked about the possibility. The Red Devils and Les Bleus are competing for a spot in the World Cup final, and both teams are bringing world-class attacking talent to the match. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.
"I hope that I'll stay undefeated through 31 games and that we'll lift this cup", said the defender, who has been linked with Bayern Munich in recent days.
She took a step closer to the brink over the past 48 hours with the help of Boris Johnson and a Brexit song he could not sing. Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen is the first Tory reported to have submitted a letter declaring no confidence in Theresa May.
During his two years at Sampdoria after joining from Pescara, Torreira made 74 appearances and scored four goals for the club. Arsenal said he will join the squad in "early August" after a mandatory post-World Cup break.
Asked whether Mrs May should be replaced as prime minister, the USA president replied: "Well that's up to the people". By contrast Mr Trump wrongly sees the United States being disadvantaged, not advantaged, by the current global order.
Monday, and it is unclear how much of the last-minute maneuvering is geared to keeping the president's choice a secret. Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House as an associate counsel, Staff Secretary and Assistant to the President.
A southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck the northbound passenger vehicle , Delaware State Police Master Cpl. - Delaware State Police say an adult and four children were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Townsend.
On Monday, Trump phoned retiring Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat. Outside Trump Tower in Midtown, demonstrators gathered to protest the potential shift of the Supreme Court to the right.
The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement. Leicester had already brought in cover with the £24m arrival of attacking midfielder James Maddison from Norwich.
There were no serious injuries or broken bones, but he will be monitored on an outpatient basis for 20 days. There's also a fire extinguisher nearby in the pic, which could mean that a small fire had to be put out.
A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother. A conservative will tip the balance of the court for the first time in decades, and that puts Democrats in a bind.
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Antoine Griezmann , whose bagged three goals at this tournament, joins Lukaku, Mbappe and Hazard in a ultra-attacking formation. There is then the midfield contest between Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne , who plays for United's city rivals Manchester City.
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