Soccer-Belgium miss chances in 0-0 draw with France (Reuters)

BRUSSELS, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Belgium missed a host of chances in a 0-0 friendly draw with France on Wednesday as the hosts failed to reproduce the inspired form they have displayed in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas failed to convert clear opportunities for the Belgians and a good effort by France’s Karim Benzema was saved by Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. After defeating Serbia in June, Belgium are on top of World Cup qualifying Group A and next face two crucial away games against a resurgent Scotland and second-placed Croatia. …

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