Eden Hazard Makes World Cup History, First Player To Do This Since 1966


Chelsea winger Eden Hazard made history during Belgium’s 2-1 victory over Belgium on Friday evening.

As Hazard and Thibaut Courtois locked horns with Willian, we wondered which of the Blues superstars would come out on top in Russia.

Willian struggled to have any sort of influence on the game. His World Cup campaign prior to the game was marred by disappointing performances. He was unable to change that during his quarter-final clash with the Red Devils.

Hazard and Courtois, on the other hand, were both influential in leading their side to the semi-finals. Courtois made a series of crucial saves, while Hazard made history with his performance down the left-channel.

As reported by Squawka, Hazard completed ten take-ons against Brazil, with a success rate of 100%. No player has completed more successfully with a perfect success rate since the 1966 World Cup.

We all know who lifted the trophy that year. Maybe it is coming home after all.