FIFA World Cup: United States Game Seems Made for Belgium's Eden Hazard to Shine

Updated: 29 June 2014 00:00 IST

Belgian playmaker

FIFA World Cup: United States Game Seems Made for Belgium's Eden Hazard to Shine
Hazard could be the biggest danger for the United States in the last 16 clash. © AP

Mogi Das Cruzes, Brazil:

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots was sure about two things coming into the World Cup. One: a single action can turn a whole match and a whole campaign. Two: Eden Hazard can produce that single decisive action.

The Belgian playmaker goes into the second-round clash against the United States on Tuesday after more than a week's rest and almost a lifetime of watching Brazilian football videos.

Hazard said that "all the Brazilians inspired me," rattling off the names of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Robinho. He said that "when I was little and growing up I watched a lot of videos - and that inspired me."

In Europe, he already is among the most talented players on the ball. Now comes the World Cup.

Topics : Belgium United States FIFA World Cup 2014 Eden Hazard Football
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