Belgium isn’t one of the powerhouses of world football but they have had their fair share of moments. They haven’t been able to win the coveted trophy yet and their best finish yet came in 2018 Russia when they finished third.
The Red Devils as they are nicknamed, have had quite a decent history at the World Cup. Although they haven’t won much praise, they have been around since the Inaugural World Cup in 1930. Their golden period came during the 1982 World Cup where they managed to defeat defending champions and topped their group in the process. Similarly, in 1990 they once again managed to clear the group stage. However, in both instances, they had to suffer heart-breaking losses to Poland and England respectively.
During the 2002 World Cup, when the majority of their key players from the past had retired, Belgium proved to be a tough test in the knockout rounds against eventual champions Brazil. Fast forward to 2018, Belgium was considered to be the dark horse for the world crown. They managed to stay undefeated in their group and went up to the semi-final just to face defeat to eventual champions France. However, they outlasted England for the 3rd spot. Since then, the string of strong performances has helped Belgium to be ranked number 1 on the FIFA World Rankings from 2018 to 2021.
Belgium-led Eden Hazard comprises of a strong core of players such as Kevin De Bruyne, Lukaku, Carrasco, and Courtois. They are not amongst the favorites but are certainly capable of troubling the big sides.
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Belgium FIFA Schedule, Day, Date, Opponent, and Venue
Belgium will be facing the following teams in their Group F Fixtures
|Thursday||24th November||12:30 AM||Canada||Al Rayyan Stadium|
|Sunday||27th November||06:30 PM||Morocco||Al Thumama Stadium|
|Thursday||1st December||08:30 PM||Croatia||Al Rayyan Stadium|
Belgium has been potted into Group F alongside Canada, Morocco, and Croatia. Group F is a competitive group and the 2018 Semi-finalists will face a tough fight against a strong Morocco side and the 2018 Finalist in Croatia.
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