There will be many battles on the pitch when France and Sweden compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final and we have shortlisted two key battles that would ultimately prove crucial in deciding this game
The Hard Tackle takes a look at the best central defenders of the recently concluded 2016/17 Premier League season.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker back from suspension for the clash against league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday.
The Belgian fans will heave a sigh of relief, as their captain Eden Hazard has been declared fit to take part in their quarterfinal clash against Wales in Lille, on Friday night.
On the back of two consecutive wins, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is likely to field the same side that edged Sweden by a 1-0 scoreline. Despite being on yellow cards, the trio of Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier and Axel Witsel is expected to be named in the playing eleven.
Spurs will be ecstatic with the news their star centre-back Jan Vertonghen is back in training and could join the team just in time for their Premier League title charge.
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is all set to join Italian side AS Roma at the end of the current season on a free transfer.
Brendan Rodgers is targeting Premier League defensive duo to strengthen team
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane.
Liverpool have already been linked to various players for potential summer swoops and here is a look at their credentials and what they would add to the Merseyside outfit.