Author Archives: Belgofoot

The boys are back in town

Roberto Martinez’s men return to Brussels tonight, after an absence of eight months, to face Greece in a friendly match ahead of the 2020 Euros. There won’t be any fans in the stadium and also absent will be Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard. The only certainty to start is Club Brugge’s Simon… Read More »

Belgium’s defence – still crazy after all this years

The BBC recently predicted that Belgium would win the World Cup. One of the factors that prompted this argument was the efficiency of their defence. Presumably this was based on their record in the qualifiers: six goals conceded in 10 games. Over half of those games were against opposition such as Estonia, Cyprus and Gibraltar.… Read More »

Belgium – Costa Rica: What the Papers Said

The Belgian media was united in its praise for the team’s performance last night against Costa Rica. It was seen as the ideal send-off for Russia and there was universal approval for captain Eden Hazard’s display of his talents. His main lieutenants were Romelu Lukaku (two goals and an assist), the hard-working Kevin De Bruyne… Read More »

Belgium – Portugal: What the papers said

The Belgian press on both sides of the language divide were not impressed by the teams’ performance last night but the criticism was tempered by arguments that this was only a friendly and the World Cup was not due to start yet. Vincent Kompany’s injury overshadowed events with confirmation of the extent of the injury… Read More »