Belgium national team 2018 FIFA World Cup

by Binor Sun Dec,2017
Belgium national team 2018 FIFA World Cup

Belgian National Team represents Belgium in the international football competitions, which is under the Royal Belgian Football Association. It has so far qualified for 13 World Cup editions but has failed to reach the final. The best ever record of Belgium in the World Cup is 4th place in the 1986 World Cup.

Belgium was able to reach the quarter-final in 2014 world cup but was knocked out by Argentina. It lost no matches in the qualification round and was the first European nation to be qualified. Similarly, Belgium is also the first European country to be qualified for World Cup 2018. With no losses in the qualification round, Belgium won 9 out of 10 matches and scored 43 goals in total which is the most goals scored in the qualification round.

Belgium currently ranks 5th in the FIFA World rankings and was the top-ranked nation from November 2015 to March 2016. The team is currently coached by Roberto Martínez and Eden Hazard is the captain. Bernard Voorhoof and Paul Van Himst are two highest scoring players in the history with 30 goals each. Jan Vertonghen is the highest capped player with 97 appearances so far.

List of players with a possible chance for the final squad of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Goalkeepers

Thibaut Courtois
Simon Mignolet
Koen Casteels

Defenders

Toby Alderweireld
Thomas Vermaelen
Jan Vertonghen
Thomas Meunier
Laurent Ciman
Dedryck Boyata
Christian Kabasele
Vincent Kompany
Jordan Lukaku
Luis Pedro Cavanda

Midfielders

Axel Witsel
Kevin De Bruyne
Steven Defour
Youri Tielemans
Nacer Chadli
Marouane Fellaini
Mousa Dembélé
Radja Nainggolan
Thomas Foket

Forward

Romelu Lukaku
Eden Hazard
Kevin Mirallas
Dries Mertens
Divock Origi
Thorgan Hazard
Michy Batshuayi
Yannick Carrasco
Christian Benteke 

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