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See How Thierry Henry Embraced France Players, Coach After Belgium Defeat

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Thierry Henry congratulates France coach, Didier Deschamps and his players after Belgium’s defeat in Saint Petersburg.

The 40-year-old French soccer legend who participated in the 2018 World Cup quarterfinal game as Belgium’s assistant coach, was quick to walk on the field after the final whistle to embrace Deschamps as well as players including Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba.

Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the match from a set-piece and Deschamps believes his side could have made more of our counter-attacks at the end of the match. “They are young, but they have a good character and a strong mentality,” Deschamps admitted. “It was hard today against a great Belgian team. We had to work a lot defensively and Umtiti’s goal is good for us.”

Henry is France’s all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals in 123 caps, and he was a member of the teams that won the 1998 World Cup on home soil and Euro 2000 alongside current French boss Didier Deschamps. He was appointed as the Belgium national team assistant manager in 2016.

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