Eden Hazard's predicted World Cup final might end up happening after all
Germany are gone, Spain are gone and now Brazil are gone.
Three of the pre-tournament favourites will not make it to the World Cup final and that's exactly how Eden Hazard predicted it.
Two days before the World Cup kicked off, Belgium's captain was asked to map out how he felt the tournament would go and, unsurprisingly, he threw his backing behind his own country.
Despite knowing that Belgium would be sharing a group with England, Hazard always believed that the two nations would meet on more than one occasion in Russia.
Hazard expected Belgium to win Group G, which they did, and he saw England getting past Colombia in the Round of 16, which they did.
Given the unpredictable nature of the tournament, he didn't nail all of his calls but it's now looking altogether possible that his predicted final could become reality.
The Chelsea winger anticipated a decider between England and Belgium on July 15 and stranger things have definitely happened.
Heavily rotated iterations of both teams initially met last week, when the Red Devils claimed a 1-0 victory thanks to a cracking Adnan Januzaj effort.
If a rematch takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium next weekend, the groups of players will look very different to the Group G game.
And supporters can definitely see a scenario in which Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez pit their wits against the other's yet again.
Lukaku there wow... and what a finish .... England Belgium final ?? #itscominghome
— GAZ (@GazGShore) July 6, 2018
Lads, England v Belgium is going to be the World Cup final.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) July 6, 2018
I see France beat Uruguay , Belgium beat Brazil , Russia beat Croatia , England beat Sweden then my bet I predicted before the tournament was an England v Belgium final. I said it in may!
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) July 6, 2018
Save the hassle of another referendum, if Belgium and England contest the World Cup final can we put Brexit on as a side bet? :)
— Mark Labbett (@MarkLabbett) July 6, 2018
#BRABEL Belgium will play England in the final I see.
— Ujaan (@ujaanghosh) July 6, 2018
If England meet Belgium in the World Cup final and then Win bet Southgate will come out and be like this was the plan all along 😉
— Adam Jones (@adamj1193) July 6, 2018
Belgium England final gonna be Lit 🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 6, 2018
Belgium vs England; that’s the final
— Raul Jr.🥶 (@RFasanando) July 6, 2018
At this rate, it’s a Belgium-England final - and we’ll do well to beat them #BRABEL
— Jonathan Lipman (@PolskaDotty) July 6, 2018
Looks like England v Belgium final
— Humza khan (@Humzak1997) July 6, 2018