Category Archives: International

Ten things about Belgium’s team you may not know or care about

Belgium play in Andorra tonight and against Israel in Brussels on Tuesday. Two points from those two games will see them qualify for the European Championships but what’s bubbling under the surface. Let’s have a look. Ten things you may not know 1. Lukaku plays tonight but it’s not ‘Big Rom’ but smaller-sized Jordan –… Read More »

Contenders for Belgium’s next squad

Marc Wilmots is due to announce his squad for the matches with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus in early September. I don’t expect many surprises as it’s early in the season and no-one has had a chance to stake a claim. Wilmots will probably stick with his usual squad except for one or two injuries. It must… Read More »

Belgian young guns challenging for places at the Euros

There have never been so many Belgians in the Premier League. It’s a boom time but the 2016 Euros are fast approaching and young guns in Belgium, France, Germany and Spain – and even in the Premier League itself – will be battling for a place in Marc Wilmots’ squad. Wilmots has been notoriously loyal… Read More »

Brussels – setting for a game of Devils and Dragons

Belgium face Wales on Sunday and you’d expect an air of confidence about a team placed fourth in the FIFA rankings facing one in 34th position. But it’s not quite like that. Although Marc Wilmots’ men defeated Iceland 3-1 on Wednesday, both the coach and the performance were heavily criticised. Wilmots rested several players (most… Read More »

Belgium Expects!

Tomorrow, Belgium will play its most important game for 12 years. On 17 June, 2002, Belgium lost 2-0 to Brazil in a match remembered by Belgians for Marc Wilmots’ disallowed goal. Now Wilmots is back and he’s in charge of a group known variously as ‘a golden generation’, ‘dark horses’ or ‘everyone’s favourite second team’.… Read More »