After the conclusion of the U21 matches yesterday, a result that came as shock was summer finalists Italy being beaten by a highly-talented Belgium side that included Hazard and Lukaku. However, these were not the same two that the world is very familiar with but rather their brothers, Thorgan Hazard and Jordan Lukaku.
It seems like both sets of brothers have potentially great careers ahead of them and, as a result, it feels necessary to compile a list of successful siblings that have made their mark in footballing history.
There are many current examples, such as Rafael and Fabio da Silva, Thiago and Rafinha da Silva and Andre and Jordan Ayew. Honourable mentions also go to:
Rio and Anton Ferdinand
Kevin and Jerome Boateng
Xabi and Mikel Alonso
Shaun and Bradley Wright-Phillips
Now let's take a look at five successful sets of footballing brothers...
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