The Chelsea attacker is expected to be his country’s leading man for the tournament in Russia over the next month.
He scored 17 goals and assisted seven others in a good season for the Stamford Bridge club, despite his team ultimately missing out on a top four place and Champions League football next term.
But Hazard should forget all about that as he bids for World Cup glory with a Belgium team more than capable of being in the mix come the latter stages of the competition.
Ahead of it kicking off on Thursday when Russia play Saudi Arabia, Hazard has given his prediction on how it will turn out – and he fancies Belgium to win by beating England in the final:
That’s a cold prediction for Hazard – and one which could come back to haunt him if Belgium underperform or end up losing to England in the competition.