Belgium's Axel Witsel expects France to win FIFA World Cup

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel expects France to defeat Croatia in the final of the 2018 World Cup.

Published: 14th July 2018 03:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2018 03:41 PM   |  A+A-

FIFA World Cup 2018

Belgium's Axel Witsel (centre) celebrates after the final whistle as Belgium defeat Brazil in their quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday. | AP


ST. PETERSBURG: Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel expects France to defeat Croatia in the final of the 2018 World Cup.

Speaking at a press conference on the eve of Belgium's clash with England for third place on Friday, Witsel said that while a final is "always difficult," he thinks Les Bleus will prevail and win their second World Cup, reports Efe.

Witsel noted, however, that he is likely to miss the Croatia-France match on Sunday, as he will be with his Red Devil teammates at a ceremony to mark their return to Belgium.

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