The upcoming clash between the two European giants and neighbors, France and Belgium are one of the most anticipated games in world football right now. It might seem an impossible task to pick the best 11 players from the immense quality of both of the squads, but here at Khelpanda, we try.

Here are the best eleven players who will be on the pitch on Tuesday.

(GK) Thibaut Courtois – BelgiumĀ 

Thibaut Courtois has been sensational in the World Cup for Belgium, especially in their tie against Brazil where theĀ ChelseaĀ stopper gave his best performance in the World Cup yet.Ā HeĀ madeĀ 9 saves, all of them match-saving, and helped his team beat Brazil to reach the semi-finals.

(RB) Benjamin Pavard – FranceĀ 

PavardĀ had scored his first goal in the World Cup against Argentina, and it was a banger by every definition. TheĀ StuttgartĀ defender has been having a decent campaign with his country in the World Cup and will definitely look to cement his position in the French lineup.

(CB) Jan Vertonghen – BelgiumĀ

TottenhamĀ stalwart,Ā Jan VertonghenĀ inspiredĀ Belgiumā€˜s spectacular comeback againstĀ JapanĀ by scoring the first goal for the Belgians in the match, urging his teammates to grab the impossible victory.

(CB) Raphael Varane – FranceĀ 

VaraneĀ certainly stepped up for France when they needed him most. His opening goal against the Uruguayans was sensational. Overall, theĀ Real MadridĀ defender put on a fine performance for his country.Ā 

(LB) Lucas Hernandez – FranceĀ 

One of the players who are in the shadows of the overwhelming French squad. Lucas Hernandez has been a consistent performer for Les Blues.

(CM) N’Golo Kante – FranceĀ 

One of the best players in the campaign for France, Chelsea‘sĀ N’Golo KanteĀ has been one of the main reasons for France’s success in the World Cup this year.

(CM) Kevin De Bruyne – BelgiumĀ 

De BruyneĀ put in a decent performance against Brazil and was the scorer of an absolute screamer in that match. TheĀ Manchester CityĀ playmaker has been crucial for Belgium in their World Cup campaign and will remain so in their semi-final tie against dangerous France.

(CAM) Antoine Griezmann – FranceĀ 

Antoine GriezmannĀ has been a key figure forĀ Les Blues, he has been having an excellent campaign in the World Cup. TheĀ AtleticoĀ forward has registeredĀ 3 goalsĀ and an assistĀ inĀ 5 matches, he is also the penalty taker for his country so he has a fair chance of adding a decent amount of goals to his tally as they go further into the semi-finals. With a goal and an assist forĀ Les BluesĀ against Uruguay,Ā GreizmannĀ was undoubtedly the premier performer in the quarter-finals of this World Cup. TheĀ AtleticoĀ forward will be key to whether or not France lift the World Cup.Ā 

(LW) Eden Hazard – BelgiumĀ 

Eden HazardĀ has been unquestionably phenomenal for theĀ Red DevilsĀ in this World Cup. TheĀ ChelseaĀ superstar also became the first player to win all 10 of his take-onsĀ in a World Cup match since 1966.

(RW) Kylian Mbappe – FranceĀ 

The 19-year old has been nothing short of extraordinary this World Cup. Mbappe has already scoredĀ 3 goalsĀ in hisĀ 4 startsĀ forĀ France. The young superstar was especially phenomenal against theĀ Argentinians, winning a penalty and scoring a brace in a match that ended 4-3.

(ST) Romelu Lukaku – BelgiumĀ

The one true Red Devil,Ā Romelu LukakuĀ has already netted 4 goals & 1 assists in just 4 games in this World Cup, second to onlyĀ Englandā€™s Harry Kane. One could argue that his decision to not shoot the ball in the 94th minute against Japan was better than his goals for Belgium.

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