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World Cup 2018 Draw: England to face Belgium, Portugal get Spain & the grop stage in full

Posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 by Goal.com212 hits

England have been drawn with Belgium in Group G for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The groupings for next year's competition were finally revealed on Friday during a ceremony in Moscow. And the big news for the Three Lions is their meeting with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois in the first round. Gareth Southgate's men have also been paired with Tunisia and P...Full Story »

Lukaku breaks Belgium scoring record after terror scare

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Marca.com105 hits

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku became his country's leading scorer at the age of 24 when his goal gave them a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan in a friendly in Bruges on Tuesday .In a game that Belgian officials said was nearly called off after a terrorism scare, Lukaku scored with the easiest of headers at the far post from Nacer Chadli's cross to take his tally to 31 goals in 6...Full Story »

De Bruyne criticises Martinez's Belgium tactics

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by Goal.com58 hits

Kevin De Bruyne has criticised Belgium manager Roberto Martinez's tactics and urged him to "find a solution" to their struggles after Friday's 3-3 draw against Mexico. Belgium's six-game winning streak that saw them finish top of their World Cup qualifying group with a nine-point lead came to an end in the friendly with El Tri. With the likes of Manchester City star De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, R...Full Story »

Eden Hazard bust-up: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte furious at Belgium selection

Posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 by Express.co.uk102 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is furious with Eden Hazard's Belgium call up ANTONIO CONTE has warned Roberto Martinez he is in danger of making a "great mistake" after the Belgium manager called up injured Chelsea star Eden Hazard. The playmaker fractured his right ankle in June while with them on international duty and had not played a competitive game since when news of his selection emerged. ...Full Story »

Anderlecht 1 - 1 Manchester United: Manchester United return from Belgium with a 1-1 draw at Anderlecth

Posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 by PA49 hits

Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck on Manchester United's Europa League travels yet again, but Leander Dendoncker's late header leaves the quarter-final clash with Anderlecht intriguingly-poised. May's Stockholm finale is beginning to come into sight after a long, arduous campaign that has undoubtedly taken a toll on their Premier League ambitions. United's hopes of adding the Europa League to their ...Full Story »

Belgium 8 - 1 Estonia: Belgium hammer Estonia to claim fourth consecutive qualifying win

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2016 by PA42 hits

Belgium thumped Estonia 8-1 to make it four wins out of four in Group H of the World Cup qualifiers. They may have conceded their first goal since the qualification process began but that was the only blemish as Belgium played some outstanding attacking football. Dries Mertens would claim a hat-trick - though FIFA's scorers recorded his second as an own goal - while Thomas Meunier, Eden Hazard...Full Story »

Gibraltar 0 - 6 Belgium: Christian Benteke quick off the mark as Belgium hit Gibraltar for six

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by PA59 hits

Christian Benteke scored the quickest ever goal in World Cup qualifying to help Belgium to a comfortable 6-0 victory away at Gibraltar. It was a disastrous start for the hosts after Benteke stole possession of the ball straight from kick-off before sprinting away and scoring within seven seconds of the match. Belgium doubled their advantage through Axel Witsel's deflected long-range effort b...Full Story »

Belgium 4 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina: Belgium continue perfect start against Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by PA45 hits

Belgium moved to the top of Group H after a 4-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in their World Cup qualifier in Brussels. An own goal by Emir Spahic opened the scoring on 26 minutes and Belgium doubled their lead just three minutes later when Eden Hazard got on the end of Dries Mertens' cross. The Euro 2016 quarter-finalists looked much the stronger side throughout the game and Roberto M...Full Story »

Cyprus 0 - 3 Belgium: Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium ease past Cyprus

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by PA54 hits

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Roberto Martinez's first competitive game in charge of Belgium ended in a 3-0 win over Cyprus. The Everton striker stooped to head home the opener after Thomas Meunier's deflected effort came back off the crossbar, before nodding in his second when Cyprus goalkeeper Constantinos Panagi failed to keep hold of Yannick Carrasco's shot. Winger Carrasco tapped in Ede...Full Story »

Former Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal snubbed for Belgium job for this reason

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016 by Express.co.uk126 hits

Louis van Gaal has been out of work since May Holding a clipboard in the dugout with endless meetings and analysis sessions didn't go down too well with the players when he was in charge of Manchester United. According to the Daily Mail, this is what cost him the chance to coach Belgium. The report suggests Van Gaal, who had a preliminary meeting with the Belgian federation, was deemed 'drain...Full Story »

France beat Italy with Giroud, Martial goals; Silva leads Spain past Belgium

Posted Friday, September 02, 2016 by ESPN73 hits

France beat Italy 3-1 in an entertaining friendly at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari as the two teams prepare to begin their qualification campaigns for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Anthony Martial got the scoring started for Didier Deschamps' side in the 17th minute, beating Gianluigi Buffon from 18 yards out after Paul Pogba's through ball set him free behind the Italian defence. However, Fra...Full Story »

Thierry Henry aiming to 'make history' with Belgium national team

Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by ESPN176 hits

Thierry Henry believes Belgium can "make history" if they fulfil their potential and is eager to work on their mentality after being announced as Roberto Martinez's assistant. The former Arsenal striker will be working with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku when he meets up with the Red Devils ahead of the friendly against Spain and the World Cup qualifier away to Cy...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium have ‘the world at their feet’

Posted Friday, August 05, 2016 by theguardian.com53 hits

Roberto Martinez meets the Belgian press. Roberto Martinez said he feels that Belgium have “the world at their feet” as he takes charge of the national team. The former Everton, Swansea and Wigan manager was appointed on Wednesday to lead the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists in their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in Russia in two years’ time. "I felt this was a great oppo...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez appointed manager of Belgium

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2016 by Skysports.com96 hits

Roberto Martinez is Belgium's new manager Roberto Martinez has been appointed as the new manager of Belgium, succeeding Marc Wilmots in the role. Wilmots lost his job as Belgium boss after their failure to get beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2016, with Wales defeating them 3-1 in the last eight. Marc Wilmots was sacked by Belgium after Euros Martinez has been out of work since being sacked...Full Story »

RUMOURS: Van Gaal in line for Belgium job

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016 by Goal.com95 hits

Louis van Gaal could take over as Belgium manager following the sacking of Marc Wilmots, according to The Sun. Wilmots was axed following a poor showing from the country's so-called 'Golden Generation' at Euro 2016, with the Red Devils beaten by Wales in the quarter-finals. And Van Gaal, who has been out of work since leaving Manchester United, is understood to be an early contender to repla...Full Story »

WAGE WAR Belgium have ruled Louis van Gaal out of the running for manager’s job due to ex-Manchester United boss’ high wage demands

Posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 by Thesun.co.uk111 hits

BELGIUM have rejected the chance to hire Louis van Gaal as next boss because his wage demands are too high. Marc Wilmots' job is under serious threat as the Belgian ‘Golden Generation' failed at Euro 2016, exiting in the quarter-finals after a 3-1 defeat by Wales. The former international midfielder has a contract worth £860,000-a-year and is expected to stand down this week, with...Full Story »

OUTWITTED Chelsea are in pole position to sign Belgium star Axel Witsel as Blues all but agree terms with Everton target’s agents

Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016 by Thesun.co.uk238 hits

CHELSEA are trying to hijack Everton's move for £28million Axel Witsel. SunSport understands the Blues have leapfrogged the Toffees, Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli in the race for the Belgium star. The Londoners have all but agreed terms with Witsel's agents and now have to agree a fee with Zenit St Petersburg. Everton thought they had sealed the deal before new Chelsea boss Antoni...Full Story »

Everton fighting Napoli to sign Belgium star Axel Witsel

Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016 by Skysports.com45 hits

Everton are interested in signing Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg Everton and Napoli are fighting to sign Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg, according to the player's father. The 27-year-old, who has 71 caps for his country, is expected to end a four-year spell in Russia this summer and has been of significant interest to clubs in Italy for successive transfer window...Full Story »

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots admits lapses by young makeshift defence costed match with Wales

Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016 by Foxsports.com115 hits

The Red Devils started well in Lille and took an early lead through a blistering Radja Nainggolan strike. But Wales hit back to equalise through an Ashley Williams goal before man of the match Hal Robson-Kanu and substitute Sam Vokes both netted in the second half to send Belgium home. "I think our strategy was good because for 25 minutes we played excellently, getting forward, dominating, and...Full Story »

'WE DESERVE THIS' Euro 2016: Chris Coleman calls on Wales to ‘dare to dream’ after unbelievable last-eight victory over Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016 by Thesun.co.uk75 hits

CHRIS COLEMAN could barely hide his delight as Wales stunned Belgium to reach the Euro 2016  semi-finals and declared: ‘We deserve this’. The Welsh boss, 46, praised his ‘offensive’ side for dominating Marc Wilmots team – who had taken an early lead in Lille. But Coleman was not shocked that his side picked off the Belgians in the second half – beca...Full Story »

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