Belgium

Belgium

Association

Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB/URBSFA/KBFV)

Confederation

UEFA (Europe)

Head coach

Roberto Martínez

Captain

Eden Hazard

Club History

Belgium are playing in their second consecutive World Cup after missing the two prior tournaments. Since the team’s return to the competition in 2014, Belgium has become one of the most popular picks by experts to win the event. Belgium has a lot talent all over the pitch. Romelu Lukaku is a proven striker, Eden Hazard is a world-class playmaker and the Belgians have high-quality players in defense, too. Questions surround whether or not manager Roberto Martinez can lead the team to the Jules Rimet Trophy. Despite being in the job for over two years, Belgium’s problems from 2014 are still evident. An inability to find solutions could cost the team in Russia.

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Champion

Best Result in World Cup - 4th Place

1986