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Eden Hazard set to captain Belgium to Euro 2016 title

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Eden Hazard's carefree (where he may be!) attitude both on and off the pitch is often brought up as a negative quality in his game, but this summer, his leadership abilities will be put to the test as Belgium look to live up to their tag as one of the favorites for the Euro 2016 trophy.

A deeply philosophical Vincent Kompany, who's had a series of injuries not seen since the Age of Marko Marin, announced yesterday that he won't be able to lead Belgium at this summer's tournament.  So the honors now fall to Eden Hazard, just as they had the few times Kompany had missed games for Belgium in recent months.

A chance for Hazard then to not only (partially) redeem himself for his poor showings this season for Chelsea, but also try and lead Belgium to a better showing than they had at the 2014 World Cup.

Good luck!

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