Tag Archives: Fellaini

Another Italian job for Lucky Luciano?

Back in 2008, Standard Liege were champions of Belgium, their midfield was composed of Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel and Steven Defour, and the man ‘in charge’ of the club was Luciano D’Onofrio. Yesterday morning’s Italian press made much of Fellaini watching Roma-Napoli, along with D’Onofrio. To some, this meant the Manchester United target man was… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Time for Team Belgium to deliver

Belgium go into back-to-back matches with Macedonia and the country expects. The exploits of the 10 Belgians in the Premier League have not gone unnoticed – just the opposite in fact. The Saturday night football programmes tend to start with ‘Belgians abroad’ before turning to the domestic fare. The stadium will be packed on Tuesday… Read More »

Monday Mash: Mati’s back, Jelle’s off, Marouane’s booed off and Meme’s pissed off

It’s been a typical week in the world of Belgian football, both on and off the field. There’s been lots of talk about red cards and suspensions, one player who wants to be a ‘Red Devil’, another who seems a little unsure about his future and another who is seen as a saviour for his… Read More »