Ahead of Belgium’s semi-final clash with France on Tuesday, Belgium captain and Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he supported France while growing up.
Hazard grew up in a French-speaking area in Belgium and joined French club Lille as a 14-year-old.
“With my brothers, we have always been more supporters of France than Belgium because we grew up with 98,” Hazard admitted ahead of Belgium’s semi-final clash against France on Tuesday.
“At the time, there wasn’t the jersey of Belgium, that’s why we wore the one of France.
“I do not want to denigrate the Belgium team of the time, there were very good players, but at that time, it was France.”