Sports : The debate is over; Hazard is third world best player – Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas

The debate is over; Hazard is third world best player – Fabregas

Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas has said that Eden Hazard has emerged the third best player in the world following Belgium’s 2-1 win over Brazil, reminding his former teammate, at Barcelona, Neymar that he has lost that status.

This is following the outstanding performance put up by Hazard when he led Belgium to knock out one of the favorites of the 2018 World Cup, Brazil from the ongoing mundial on Friday.

The South Americans had 59 per cent of the possession in the quarter-final clash but were consistently caught on the break by Belgium’s all-star front three, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.

However, it was an own-goal from Fernandinho which broke the deadlock in Kazan before Manchester City’s De Bruyne doubled Belgium’s lead with a stunning long-range strike before half-time. Entertainment Africa : Runtown severe tie with former music label, Eric Many

Hazard continued to cause Brazil’s defence all sorts of problems after the break, while Neymar, who has been heavily criticized in Russia, produced an underwhelming display.

Second-half substitute Renato Augusto pulled a goal back for Brazil but Belgium held on for a famous win to reach the semi-finals.

The result meant that Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have all been eliminated from the tournament.

Meanwhile, after the win, Fabregas threw shade at Neymar by suggesting that his teammate at Chelsea, Hazard, had overtaken Neymar as the third best player on the planet.

Fabregas who was also Neymar’s teammate at Barcelona, wrote “@PrimeHazard, the third best player in the world. It’s done. The debate is over.”