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World Cup '14: Belgium

Little intro:

The player group is nicknamed the Red Devils (Dutch: de Rode Duivels; French: les Diables Rouges; German: die Roten Teufel). The best achievements from Belgium in international tournaments so far were the qualification for six successive FIFA World Cups between 1982 and 2002 including a fourth place finish in 1986, the title of European runners-up in 1980 and the 1920 Olympic Football Gold Medal on home ground.

The squad for the World Cup:

Goalkeepers
Thibaut Courtois, 22, Atletico Madrid
Simon Mignolet, 25, Liverpool FC
Sammy Bossut, 28, Zulte Waregem

Defenders:
Toby Alderweireld, 25, Atletico Madrid
Thomas Vermaelen, 28, Arsenal
Vincent Kompany (captain), 28, Manchester City
Jan Vertonghen, 27, Tottenham Hotspur
Daniel Van Buyten, 36, Bayern Munchen
Nicolas Lombaerts, 29, Zenit Saint Petersburg
Anthony Vanden Borre, 26, Anderlecht
Laurent Ciman, 28, Standard Liege

Midfielders:
Axel Witsel, 25, Zenit Saint Petersburg
Kevin De Bruyne, 22, Vfl Wolfsburg
Marouane Fellaini, 26, Manchester United
Steven Defour, 26, FC Porto
Mousa Dembele, 26, Tottenham Hotspur
Nacer Chadli, 24, Tottenham Hotspur

Forwards:
Romelu Lukaku, 21, Everton
Eden Hazard, 23, Chelsea
Kevin Mirallas, 26, Everton
Dries Mertens, 27, Napoli
Divock Origi, 19, Lille
Adnan Januzaj, 19, Manchester United

Coached by: Marc Wilmots, 45

Team picture:


Schedule:
June, 17th: Belgium - Algeria, in Belo Horizonte
June, 22nd: Belgium - Russia, in Rio de Janeiro
June, 26th: South Korea - Belgium, in São Paulo

ONTD: what do you think of Belgiums chances this World Cup?
I think they are gonna make it pretty far, as they are very much underrated.


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PS: I made a WC post earlier on the Dutch squad, you can find it here.
I got asked if I could make more WC team profile posts. Do you guys like it so far? Any requests?

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