Category Archives: Belgium U21s

A look at the Belgium U21 squad to play Scotland tonight

Tonight, the Belgium U21s face Scotland in a friendly match in Dunfermline. It’s the first match for the new U21 coach, Johan Walem and is ahead of Belgium’s two European Championship games. It’s unlikely that they’ll qualify from their group and the truth is that this age group does seem to lack a bit of… Read More »

Belgium U21s go down by the Riverside

Belgium U21s visit Middlesbrough’s Riverside stadium tonight to play England in a 2013 European Championships qualifying match. Over 20,000 tickets have been sold and the place should be rocking. I was in Mons in November for the first game, when Belgium staged a ‘smash and grab’ victory, and I remember thinking – apart from how… Read More »

England U21s fall to Belgium’s smash and grab raid

Belgium had to win to retain any chance of qualifying for the 2013 U21 European Championships and that’s what they did when Brescia’s Omar El Kaddouri scored the winner in the 92nd minute. England seemed to be coasting on the hour after an early goal from Liverpool’s Martin Kelly had given them the lead. Then… Read More »

A tough call for Belgium U21s as England arrive in Mons

The first point to make about Belgium’s U21 squad to face England in Mons on Monday is that it doesn’t contain the country’s more illustrious young players.  Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois are all in the senior squad, while Gent’s Yassine El Ghanassy is injured and has hardly ever played for the… Read More »