Eden Hazard

  • As it happened: Argentina vs Belgium, World Cup 2014 quarterfinals July 5, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the third quarterfinal match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional stadium in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) So far none of Argentina's opponents has been able to stop Lionel Messi. Perhaps Belgium have what it takes. But even if doesn't, the...
  • World Cup 2014: Facing Belgium, Argentina may need more than Messi July 5, 2014

    So far none of Argentina's opponents has been able to stop Lionel Messi. Perhaps Belgium have what it takes. But even if doesn't, the Red Devils present a fresh challenge for Argentina at this World Cup. For the first time in Brazil, Argentina face an opponent with attacking potential that rivals...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium unveil Messi plan with a Hazard of their own July 4, 2014

    Salvador: Belgium pointed to Eden Hazard as a potential match winner as they laid out a strategy to combat Lionel Messi and Argentina when they meet in their World Cup quarter-final in Brasilia on Saturday. "Hey, we've got Eden," teammate Kevin Mirallas said on Thursday as reporters sought answers to the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Round of 16 surprisingly didn't had any upsets July 2, 2014

    Eight teams have secured their quarterfinal berths after the round of 16 ended in the World Cup in Brazil. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Belgium vs USA, Round of 16 July 2, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the round of 16 match played between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare...
  • World Cup 2014: US plan to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium July 1, 2014

    The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for "war" in Tuesday's last-16 World Cup clash. The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal were not best prepared for the World Cup June 27, 2014

    Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium have the points, but how about the style? June 24, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: First came boos and whistles. And then, a Brazilian taunt cascaded down the stands of the Maracana stadium - "Little team, your place is in the second division." The Belgians had felt honored to play at the famous stadium but the local fans didn't exactly return the...
  • As it happened: Belgium vs Russia, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between Belgium and Russia at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With the second round just one victory away, Belgium are sweating on the fitness of captain and defender Vincent Kompany ahead of their...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium captain Vincent Kompany down with groin strain June 19, 2014

    Belgium captain Vincent Kompany missed training on Thursday because of a groin strain, three days ahead of his team's Group H game against Russia at the World Cup. Kompany stands at the heart of the Belgium defence and missing the Manchester City stalwart would be a big handicap for the group...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag June 18, 2014

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage. The Belgians, who breezed through the qualifiers unbeaten,...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium want Hazard to shine against Algeria June 17, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Belgium is looking to playmaker Eden Hazard to come alive during Tuesday's opening World Cup match against Algeria to make sure the team can live up to the pre-tournament hype. Coach Marc Wilmots said that the Chelsea star "can be among the five best in world," with his vision...
  • Hazard reveals he will wear the No. 10 shirt for Chelsea next season June 4, 2014

    Chelsea have announced Eden Hazard is to wear the number 10 shirt next term, effectively scotching media reports that the Belgium World Cup winger could be leaving the club in the close season. Hazard had been tipped to join team mate David Luiz at Paris St Germain. Terms have been agreed...
  • Belgium beat Sweden 2-0 in World Cup warm-up June 2, 2014

    Stockholm: Goals by Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard gave Belgium a 2-0 win over Sweden in a World Cup warm-up game on Sunday. After a slow start, the Belgians took advantage of a Swedish defensive mistake that allowed Axel Witsel to set up the Everton striker in the 34th minute. Hazard easily...
  • Eden Hazard not ready to sacrifice himself for the team: Jose Mourinho May 2, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused his midfielder Eden Hazard on Friday of "not sacrificing himself 100 per cent" for his team-mates, two days after their Champions League semi-final exit. Hazard, 23, Chelsea's principal playmaker following the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United, appeared to risk his coach's wrath when he...
  • Boost for Chelsea with John Terry fit to face Atletico Madrid April 30, 2014

    London: Chelsea got a massive boost before Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid when manager Jose Mourinho said John Terry was fit to play after recovering from an ankle injury. Captain Terry limped off after turning his ankle in the second half of the 0-0 first-leg draw in...
  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Petr Cech train ahead of Atletico Madrid clash April 29, 2014

    Chelsea were handed a quadruple fitness boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid when Eden Hazard, Petr Cech, John Terry and Samuel Eto'o took part in training on Tuesday. Midfielder Hazard, named on Sunday as the English PFA young player of the year, and forward Eto'o...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final April 22, 2014

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho finds himself in the Champions League semifinals again, although Atletico Madrid hope to make sure he fails to progress from this stage for the fourth season in a row. Mourinho's Chelsea play at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday with their domestic title hopes floundering following a 2-1...
  • Pastore's late strike takes PSG to 3-1 win over Chelsea April 3, 2014

    Paris: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time on Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarter-final return leg next week. A second straight defeat has turned the pressure back on Mourinho's Chelsea side, with big-spending...
  • Chelsea thrash Spurs 4-0 to go seven points clear in Premier League March 9, 2014

    London: Chelsea scored four goals in the second half to thrash 10-man Tottenham 4-0 and provisionally move seven points clear in the Premier League on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's side were unconvincing before halftime but Samuel Eto'o sparked a stunning revival by taking advantage of Jan Vertonghen's slip and ill-judged back pass...
  • Eden Hazard likely to be fit for London derby March 7, 2014

    London: Chelsea's wing wizard Eden Hazard looks like being fit for the London derby with Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after injuring his ankle in midweek. The Belgian international was hurt after coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast in a friendly in...
  • Hazard ignores Mourinho's advice to rest, says he's in a good rhythm March 5, 2014

    Eden Hazard is disputing Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's assertion that the attacking midfielder is due a rest, the 23-year-old insisting that he plays consistently better when fed a steady diet of action. "I don't need rest, as I've said before, I'm at my best if I can play a lot of...
  • In-form Eden Hazard commits future to Chelsea February 11, 2014

    Paris: Eden Hazard has committed his future to Chelsea and sees them as the perfect club to help him fulfill his potential. The Belgium winger is one of the English Premier League's best players, and his hat-trick against Newcastle last weekend took his league tally to 12 goals. Contracted to Chelsea...
  • Chelsea will finish top with more Manchester City-like shows: Hazard February 11, 2014

    Paris: Chelsea will be Premier League champions if they can keep producing performances like last week's 1-0 victory at Manchester City, according to in-form Belgium winger Eden Hazard. The Londoners go into Tuesday's game at lowly West Bromwich Albion holding a one-point lead at the top of the table and it...
  • Hazard treble puts Chelsea top with Newcastle win February 8, 2014

    London: Eden Hazard sent Chelsea top of the Premier League by netting his first hat-trick for the club to produce a routine 3-0 victory over struggling Newcastle on Saturday. The Belgium winger netted twice in seven-minutes, during an eye-catching attacking spell in the first-half. He added a third from the penalty...
  • Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres put Chelsea on top of Premier League January 11, 2014

    England: Eden Hazard helped put Jose Mourinho's Chelsea provisionally on top of the Premier League by scoring in a 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday. Hazard underlined his increasing value to the Blues with a skilful 57th-minute effort that broke down Hull's otherwise impressive resistance before Fernando Torres made the victory...
  • Eden Hazard going nowhere but Kevin De Bruyne could leave: Mourinho January 10, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is adamant Eden Hazard will not be leaving Stamford Bridge any time soon but believes the playmaker's fellow Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne could move in the January transfer window. The Londoners have received bids from two clubs for winger De Bruyne who has been...