Playing and annexing the trophy at the world cup is every serious footballer’s dream.
Representing their various countries at the Mundial creates numerous opportunities for players during and after the world cup.
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One player who benefited from this is the current captain of the Belgian national team, Eden Hazard. His style of play as an attacking midfielder makes him very dangerous when the team is surging forward.
La Liga giants Real Madrid signed him from Chelsea in 2019. He was presented at the Santiago Bernabéu without a number on his shirt, despite wearing 10 for Chelsea and Belgium for several years.
On August 9, Real Madrid announced that Hazard would wear the number 7, which had previously been worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul González, and Emilio Butragueo.
On 14 September 2019, he made his debut for the Spanish club, coming on as a substitute in a 3-2 win over Levante. He scored his first competitive goal for Los Blancos against Granada on October 5.