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Eden and Thorgan Hazard join list of brothers to play at same FIFA World Cup

Eden and Thorgan Hazard join short list of brothers to have played at same FIFA World Cups

football Updated: Jun 18, 2018 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Eden hazard,Thorgan Hazard,FIFA World Cup 2018
Eden Hazard started the game while Thorgan came off the bench against Tunisia for Belgium at FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

Thorgan Hazard came on a second half substitute for Belgium their Group G match against Panama in Sochi. His team was already up 3-0 and cruising to their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. What makes the substitution interesting is the fact he joined his elder brother Eden Hazard on the pitch.

This is not the first occasion that a pair of brothers has represented a country at the same FIFA World Cup. In the previous 19 editions there have been a number of brothers who have gone on to represent their countries. Some of them are house hold names while some not so.

Here is a list of some of the players who have represented their Countries at the same World Cup over the years.

Eden & Thorgan Hazard – 2018 – BEL

Kolo & Yaya Toure – 2014, 2010, 2006 – CIV

Jordan & Andre Ayew – 2014 – GHA

Jhony & Wilson Palacios – 2010 – HON

Niko & Robert Kovac –2002- CRO

Philip Degen and David Degen – 2002 – SUI

Marcin & Michal Zwelakow – 2002 – POL

Michael & Brian Laudrup – 1998 – DEN

Frank & Ronald de Boer – 1994&1998 – NED

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Ronald & Erwin Koeman – 1990 - NED

Ibrahim & Hossam Hassan – 1990 – EGY

Omam &André Kana-Biyik - 1990 – CAM

Eissa & Ibrahim Meir Abdulrahman – 1990 – UAE

Karlheinz & Bernd Forster – 1982 – GER

René & Willy van de Kerkhof 1974 & 1978- NED

Roger & Guy Saint-Vil - 1974 – HAI

Fritz & Marion Leandre – 1974 – HAI

Jack & Bobby Charlton – 1966 – ENG

Ottmar & Fritz walter – 1954 – GER

Lucien & Jean Laurent – 1930 – FRA

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 23:38 IST