Time being wasted after 45' is the one clock-related issue I believe should be addressed with some rule change. That said, it's uniquely bad in these WC semifinals, where a yellow card is a meaningless punishment.There really should be another minute and a half or so. We will see what they add.
EDIT: 15 seconds. Laughable.
Yeah, in the past he was far more wasteful with his dribbling- I thought it was very purposeful this tournament, and he was pushing it into dangerous areas when nothing else was going on. Should have drawn two free kicks just outside the box.This France team is so deep. Belgium just didn't have the wide players to trouble France who played a very compact, stout match. Have to tip your cap.
My super controversial opinion is that Hazard is a really good player who overcomplicates his football. Maybe better expanded upon in the Belgium thread or something but there are no bonus points for dribbling through 3 players when a pass and move would suffice. It's essentially moot now but there's just something missing there for me.
edit: Not to overstate it though, he's a fantastic player and on another day Belgium finds a free header and France goes home and there's nobody even entertaining any thoughts about Hazard. Guess I was just spurred on my Marciano's crush.
Probably:A France-England final would be so awesome if just for the chants from the English fans.