Belgium

Belgium

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World Cup 2014 Belgium National Team

  • FIFA country code: BEL
  • FIFA member since: 1904
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond (KBVB)
  • In English: Royal Belgian Football Association
  • Association founded: 1895
  • Most caps: Jan Ceulemans (96)
  • Top scorer: Bernard Voorhoof, Paul Van Himst  (30)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-0 EL Salvador in Mexico ’70
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Bernard Voorhoof (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: Marc Wilmots (5)

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Royal Belgian Football Association logo

 

 

World Cup 2014 Belgium National Team

 

World Cup 2014 Belgium Schedule Group H

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
15 17/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team Belgium Algeria
16 17/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team Russia South Korea World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team
31 22/06 13:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team Belgium Russia World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team
32 22/06 16:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea Algeria
47 26/06 17:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea Belgium World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team
48 26/06 17:00 Curitiba Algeria Russia World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team

Belgium is the 11th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 11th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Croatia which ended in a 2-1 win. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals for Belgium. It was not difficult to qualify. They lost 0 group A qualification matches and drew only 2 of them. It was already expected for the World Cup 2014 Belgium national team to confirm their spot for the 2014 World Cup in this match. They ended up taking the number 1 spot of Group A as expected.

 

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team Belgium
World Cup Brazil 2014 Algeria team Algeria
World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team Russia
World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea

 

 

World Cup 2014 Belgium Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Belgium national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
Thibaut Courtois
Simon Mignolet
Silvio Proto
Toby Alderweireld
Laurent Ciman
Nicolas Lombaerts
Vincent Kompany
Daniel Van Buyten
Anthony Vanden Borre
Thomas Vermaelen
Jan Vertonghen
Nacer Chadli
Mousa Dembélé
Steven Defour
Kevin De Bruyne
Marouane Fellaini
Adnan Januzaj
Eden Hazard
Axel Witsel
Romelu Lukaku
Dries Mertens
Divock Origi
Kevin Mirallas

Head Coach: Marc Wilmots (Belgian)
Captain: Vincent Kompany

World Cup 2014 Belgium National Team Jerseys

Belgium home and away jerseys by Burrda Sports

 

Belgium World Cup History

 

How Many World Cups Played: 11

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GS
GA
1930 Group Stage 11 2 0 0 2 0 4
1934 Round 1 15 1 0 0 1 2 5
1938 Round 1 13 1 0 0 1 1 3
1954 Group Stage 12 2 0 1 1 5 8
1970 Group Stage 10 3 1 0 2 4 5
1982 Round 2 10 5 2 1 2 3 5
1986 Semi-Finals 4 7 2 2 3 12 15
1990 Round of 16 11 4 2 0 2 6 4
1994 Round of 16 11 4 2 0 2 4 4
1998 Group Stage 19 3 0 3 0 3 3
2002 Round of 16 14 4 1 2 1 6 7
Best/Total Semi-Finals 4 36 10 9 17 46 63

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

 

Best Performance

1986 – Semi-Final: Belgium made it to the Semi-Final for the first and last time so far, but lost against Argentina with 2-0. Belgium also lost the match for the third place with 4-2 against France.

 

Worst Performance

1930 – Group stage: Belgium lost the 2 group matches in group 4 and is this the only World Cup where Belgium scored 0 goals.

 

Did You Know Belgium:

  • Has the following nicknames: Rode DuivelsDiables Rougesand Rote Teufel (Red Devils)
  • Has is rivals with the NetherlandsGermany and France
  • Was 1 of the 4 European teams to participate in the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay
  • Midfielder Pierre Braine played in the 1930 World Cup and his brother Raymond Braine in the 1938 World Cup
  • Played against Germany in 1934 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played against France in 1938 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Striker Hippolite Van den Bosch and his brother Pieter Van den Bosch played in the 1954 World Cup
  • Midfielder Jan Verheyen played in the 1970 World Cup and his sonGert Verheyen in the 1998 and 2002 World Cup
  • Participated in 6 World Cups in a row (1982 – 2002)
  • Defender Luc Millecamps and his brother Marc Millecampsplayed in the 1982 World Cup
  • Goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff nearly drowned during the 1982 World Cup since he was pushed into the swimming pool of the hotel by a radio journalist, while he couldn’t swim
  • Is the 3rd country which played all 3 goalkeepers in 1 World Cup (1982)
  • Forward François Van der Elst played in the 1982 World Cup and his brother Leo Van der Elst in the 1986 World Cup
  • Is the first team to have scored every penalty in a World Cup penalty shootout (in the 1986 World Cup Quarter-Final against Spain)
  • Started the project Casa Hogar (home for street children) in Mexico after having reached the 1986 World Cup Semi-Final and donated part of their tournament bonuses to this project
  • Is together with Brazil and Austria the only country to havesurvived an opponent’s (Igor Belanov) hat-trick which occurred in the 1986 World Cup Round of 16 match against Soviet Union (4-3)
  • Goalkeeper Michael Preud’homme skipped in the 1994 World Cup his good luck ritual of wearing a Standard Leige shirt (his first club) under his jersey because of the heat
  • Played against the Netherlands in 1994 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Was together with France the only country to have lost 0 matches in the 1998 World Cup
  • Striker Mbo Mpenza who  played in the 2002 World Cup, played with his brother Emile Mpenza in the 1998 World Cup
  • Hasn’t qualified for a World Cup for 12 years, last time was in 2002
  • Is considered as a dark horse in the 2014 World Cup, meaning they are relatively unknown but with high probability to go far in the World Cup
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Belgium has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

 

World Cup Awards

When
What
Who
1986 Best Young Player Award Enzo Scifo (age 20)
1986 All-Star Team Jean-Marie Pfaff
Jan Ceulemans
1994 Yashin Award Michel Preud’homme
1994 All-Star Team Michel Preud’homme
2002 FIFA Fair Play Trophy Belgium

Curious which place FIFA gave Belgium in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Belgium has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

 

Belgium in Action

Belgium Defeats El Salvador With 3-0 – 1970 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Argentina With 0-1 – 1982 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Iraq With 1-2 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Soviet Union With 3-4 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Spain With 4-5 in the Quarter-Final – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Uruguay With 3-1 – 1990 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats the Netherlands With 1-0 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Defeats Russia With 3-2 – 2002 World Cup

 

 

Belgium Qualified For World Cup Brazil

 

Source - worldcupbrazil.net