The story begins from the year 1930; it was the first time when FIFA world cup was announced and played. The first champion of the tournament is Uruguay. After a huge beginning of the competition, it’s time for the 21st edition of the FIFA to take place which is going to be host by Russia and this time we are giving all the info about the groups and teams particularly. So let’s take a look at the Belgium side.
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
Belgium has a great history as they appeared in 12 World Cup till the date. They had shown their best in 1986 when they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual winners Argentina.
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City).
Midfielders: Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur).
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea/Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).
COACH: Roberto Martinez.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI: (3-4-2-1)
Goalkeeper: T. Coutois
Defenders: T. Alderweireld, V.Kompany, J.Vertonghen
Midfielders: T.Meunier, K.De Bruyne, M.Dembele, Y. Ferreira Carrasco
Forwards: D. Mertens, E. Hazard, R. Lukaku
KEY PLAYERS: Plenty to choose from, but Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard are the picks of a very talented bunch. Other than that Romelu Lukaku and Vincent Kompany will also be there.
Belgium’s last eight World Cup goals have come in the 70th minute or after.
PROBABILITY OF WINNING THE WORLD CUP:
On an average