Over in Russia, Eden Hazard is preparing for a semi-final, against France, that could see our jewel-in-the-crown captain his side in the 2018 World Cup Final if the result goes Belgian’s way on Tuesday evening.
The fixture will also see another Chelsea duo, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, also hoping to see the same dream realised. But, on the French side, the likes of N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud will be harbouring the same ambition.
Despite the nation getting behind England, believing that ‘football is coming home’ I’m of the belief that the winner of the 2018 World Cup will come from the France v Belgium semi-final.
Also hoping to play a part in a possible Belgian success story will be another of the Hazard clan, Thorgen.
Thorgen, a midfielder, was once on the books of Chelsea Football Club but, like so many others, didn’t get the break he perhaps needed and he is now flourishing in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, there is also a third Hazard off-spring who is keen to make his mark in the professional game, Kylian.
Kylian, 22-years-of-age, is currently on the books of Chelsea Football Club but like his brother Thorgen, it doesn’t look as if he’ll be hanging around long-term.
According to the news source, Goal, Kylian is joining the Dutch side VVV Venlo on trial with a view to a permanent move.
Now I’ve been a student of this game for many a year, but I can’t recall a club having had three brothers on its books can you?