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Fifa14mart:Belgium Team Guide

Question asked by fifa14mart on Jul 24, 2014
Belgium with Colombia has been marked as a dark horse in 2014 FIFA World Cup. Their squad is filled with some of Europe’s most highly rated youngsters. The team is attracting worldwide attention on their performance in this summer, as this is the first World Cup Belgium’s golden generation will be participating in –
After winning eight games, drawing two and losing none, Belgium finished first in Group A with a solid total of 26 points ahead of Croatia and Serbia. Its best performance was its away match against Serbia ended in 0-3.

When the Belgian FA announced the appointment of former professional footballer Marc Wilmots as new manager in 2012, nobody expected things to go as smoothly as they did. Judging by the successful qualification campaign, Wilmots performed excellently as assistant manager.

The national squad packs a number of high rated Europe’s youngsters. Eden Hazard, the skillful winger and attacking midfielder, earned a move to Chelsea in 2012, breaking through and becoming a regular first-team starter and key man the year after. Hazard will undoubtedly be looking to make the next step.

Christian Benteke, who obvious should be the first-choice striker, injured his achilles and would be out for about eight months. Step in Romelu Lukaku to hail as Benteke’ replacement. But the Chelsea manager has so far seemed to ignore Lukaku and has said he is looking for a new striker.

Belgium has only recently joined football’s elite nations. Its World Cup history is not full of glory. However, this summer would be a brand new start. They will meet Algeria on June 17 in Estadio Mineirao, Russia on June 22 in Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, and South Korean on June 26 in Arena de Sao Paulo. More information at