Belgium

Matches

18th June 
Belgium 3-0 Panama

23rd June - 1pm
Belgium 5-2 Tunisia

28th June - 7pm
England 0-1 Belgium

2nd July
Belgium 3-2 Japan

6th July - 9pm
Brazil 1-2 Belgium

10th July
France 1-0 Belgium

 

Flag: Often confused with the German flag, the Belgian flag is a vertical black, yellow and red triband as opposed to a horizontal black, red and yellow triband.  That’s cleared that up then.

Population: 11.35 million

Nickname: Given that they speak three languages in Belgium (four if you include Walloon), you can call them Rode Duivels, Diables Rouges or Rote Teufel.  They all mean the same thing though – The Red Devils.

Manager: The Spaniard who guided little Wigan Athletic to a famous FA Cup Final win in 2013… and then got them relegated to the Championship just three days later, Roberto Martinez.  And he is joined by French hero Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal and Barcelona superstar, who works as his right hand man.

Captain: Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany (fitness permitting).

Star Man: Fleet of foot and easy on the eye, it’s Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, closely followed by the wonderful workhorse that is Kevin de Bruyne, who, lest we forget, is half-English.

Rising Star: There are a clutch of Premier League clubs chasing Anderlecht’s 22-year- old Leander Dendoncker – and with good reason.