Category Archives: World Cup 2014

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 »

Wilmots keeps Capello in the dark

Ahead of Belgium’s clash with Russia on Sunday, Marc Wilmots has getting a bit tetchy with the press. He walked out on one session after a Flemish journalist from Sporza asked how Vincent Kompany’s groin strain was coming along. He’s also been receiving criticism for not initially selecting a team that could beat Algeria and… Read More »

Official squad for Belgium in Brazil

Here’s the official list of 23 players (plus a possible keeper replacement) who will go to Brazil. My immediate reactions are: a) Radja Nainggolan is the most unlucky of the players who could travel, especially as Timmy Simons is out. b) The striking options seem limited – Divock Origi is untested; Kevin Mirallas will need… Read More »

Wilmots’ options for Brazil

On May 13, Marc Wilmots will announce his ‘pre-selection’ of players who could go to Brazil. The final squad of 23 will be divulged to the public on June 2. Prior to the final group being announced, Belgium will play two friendlies, against Luxembourg and Sweden. After the announcement, Belgium will play Tunisia on June… Read More »