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France Vs. Belgium Set for Thrilling Clash in Euro 2024 Round of 16


Mon 01 Jul 2024 | 05:21 PM
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The stage is set for a thrilling encounter as France takes on Belgium at 7 PM tonight, Monday, at the Merkur Spiel-Arena. This highly anticipated match is part of the Round of 16 in Euro 2024, currently taking place in Germany and running until July 14.

France advanced to the Round of 16 after a fluctuating performance in the group stage of the tournament. The French team, known as "Les Bleus," finished as runners-up in Group D with 5 points, trailing behind group leaders Austria. Despite the inconsistency, France enters the clash against Belgium with a star-studded lineup, including Real Madrid trio Kylian Mbappe, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga, along with N'Golo Kante from Al-Nassr and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.

On the other hand, Belgium secured their spot in the Round of 16 by finishing second in Group E with 4 points in the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship. The Belgian team boasts a formidable lineup featuring captain Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City, Roma's striker Romelu Lukaku, and Manchester City powerhouse Jeremy Doku.

Historically, Belgium holds a slight edge over France in their head-to-head encounters across all competitions. Out of 75 matches, Belgium has won 30 times, France 26 times, and 19 matches ended in a draw. The French team has scored 131 goals against Belgium, while the Belgians have netted 162 goals against France.

Euro 2024, hosted in Germany, has brought together the best footballing nations in Europe for a month-long celebration of the sport. Both France and Belgium are considered strong contenders for the title, making this clash one of the most anticipated fixtures of the tournament.

France: The French national team, managed by Didier Deschamps, has a rich history in international football, with a World Cup victory in 2018 and a Euro title in 2000. Despite their mixed results in the group stage, their squad depth and talent make them formidable opponents. Key players like Kylian Mbappe bring speed and flair, while the midfield stability provided by Tchouameni and Camavinga, and the experience of Griezmann and Kante, are crucial for their success.

Belgium: Under the guidance of manager Roberto Martinez, Belgium's "Golden Generation" aims to finally claim a major international trophy. With world-class talents such as Kevin De Bruyne orchestrating the midfield, Romelu Lukaku providing a consistent goal threat, and emerging stars like Jeremy Doku adding dynamism, Belgium is well-equipped to challenge any team.