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Eden Hazard set for football return after Real Madrid exit

Eden Hazard
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The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star is set to step onto the football pitch for a charitable cause.

Eden Hazard is gearing up for a comeback on the football pitch.

L’Equipe reports that the winger, who left Real Madrid this summer after a four-season stint, will feature in an upcoming charity match.

Hazard will suit up for Variétés Club de France on October 18 at the Epopée stadium in Calais.

The 32-year-old will join a team consisting of four 1998 French World Cup winners in Christian Karembeu, Robert Pires, Laurent Blanc, and Didier Deschamps.

Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye, Hazard’s former Lille teammates, will also play.

This will mark Hazard’s first appearance on a pitch since leaving Real Madrid. Despite being a free agent, he remains without a club. There have been rumors swirling that the player could retire, although he said he still feels capable of playing in June.

The former Belgium captain’s spell in Spain was filled with injuries. It restricted him to a mere 76 appearances for Real Madrid, whom he joined from Chelsea in 2019 for a €115 million fee.