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Thierry Henry: Top Scorer For France In 1998 World Cup, Now Plotting It's Defeat

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| July 9 , 2018 , 19:01 IST

Former Arsenal and Barcelona forward Thierry Henry, who was in the playing eleven for France in 1998 when they won the World Cup is now in Belgium camp this World Cup. France will face Belgium in the semifinal match on July 10.

Thierry Henry is the Assistant Coach for the Belgium National Team alongside Roberto Martinez and will plot France defeat from Belgium dugout.

Henry was the top scorer for France in the 1998 World Cup with 3 goals. 

France striker Olivier Giroud said, "it will be bizarre to have him up against us. He is a living legend of French football. He further added, "I would be proud to show him that he picked the wrong side. It will be a special match for him."

French football manager Arsene Wenger said, "this is just an opportunity for him to learn the job without any pressure."

Les Bleus are heading strongly towards the final of the World Cup 2018. Didier Deschamp's side features Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, struggled for goals in their group matches but have now hit their stride against Belgium.

Belgian side has won all the matches in Russia boosting the splendorous talent of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku. Belgium's Thomas Meunier will miss the game after getting the second yellow card.