Belgium National Football Team Roster Players Squad 2018 World Cup Qualification – Belgium has so many potential players now. However, their quality is still not as good as other European national teams. Did you know that Belgium national football team has ever reached the semifinal in the World Cup? Maybe, most people do not know about that. So, it will be interesting to discuss their history including the best achievements in the World Cup and EURO Cup. So, let’s pay attention to this.
About Belgium National Football Team
Talking about the national football team of Belgium, they have some nicknames. Some of them are Rode Duivels, Diables Rouges, and Rote Teufel. All of them mean the Red Devil. Their official home jersey has red and black dominant colors whereas the away jersey has light blue dominant color. Their official FIFA code is BEL. The football stadium is Stade Roi Baudouin which means King Baudouin Stadium.
Belgium National Football Team Achievements in the World Cup
In the World Cup, Belgium was always qualified except in 1958 to 1966. The best Belgium national football team achievement is to reach the semifinal and got the 4th rank in 1986. Usually, they only became the dark horse but in the latest World Cup 2014, they were considered as one of the favorites. As a result, they successfully reached the quarter final. It was the second best achievement so far.
Belgium National Football Team Achievements in the EURO Cup
Same with the World Cup, Belgium has never won the EURO Cup at all. Even more, they were not qualified for 4 times. However, the best achievement of Belgium national football team is to reach the final. Unfortunately, they lose in the final so that they only got the 2nd rank in 1980. They have also ever got the 3rd rank in 1972. In the latest EURO Cup, they reached the quarter final. Actually, they played confidently with many good players but other countries like Germany, Portugal, and Spain were still better.
Golden Generation of Belgium
Belgium has just created a new history because they were at the first rank on FIFA. It happened in 2015, 2 years ago. They were of the first rank on FIFA after beating Andorra and Israel in the EURO Cup qualification. Of course, this Belgium national football team FIFA rank became a great achievement and will be difficult to repeat. However, today Belgium is still considered as one of the big national teams in the world. Even more, it is considered as the golden generation of Belgium because they have many big football players like Company, Hazard, Witsel, Fellaini, and there are still many others. If you want to know Belgium national football team roster, look this table.
Belgium National Football Team Roster 2017/2018:
|Thibaut Courtois||11/05/1992||Chelsea FC|
|Koen Casteels||25/06/1992||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Simon Mignolet||06/03/1988||Liverpool FC|
|Matz Sels||26/02/1992||Newcastle United|
|Toby Alderweireld||02/03/1989||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Thomas Vermaelen||14/11/1985||AS Roma|
|Jan Vertonghen||24/04/1987||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Dedryck Boyata||28/11/1990||Celtic FC|
|Laurent Ciman||05/08/1985||Impact de Montréal|
|Vincent Kompany||10/04/1986||Manchester City|
|Thomas Meunier||12/09/1991||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Leander Dendoncker||15/04/1995||RSC Anderlecht|
|Marouane Fellaini||22/11/1987||Manchester United|
|Eden Hazard||07/01/1991||Chelsea FC|
|Thorgan Hazard||29/03/1993||Bor. Mönchengladbach|
|Thomas Foket||25/09/1994||KAA Gent|
|Radja Nainggolan||04/05/1988||AS Roma|
|Youri Tielemans||07/05/1997||RSC Anderlecht|
|Kevin De Bruyne||28/06/1991||Manchester City|
|Axel Witsel||12/01/1989||Tianjin Quanjian FC|
|Dries Mertens||06/05/1987||SSC Napoli|
|Christian Benteke||03/12/1990||Crystal Palace|
|Nacer Chadli||02/09/1989||West Bromwich Albion|
|Divock Origi||18/04/1995||Liverpool FC|
|Michy Batshuayi||02/10/1993||Chelsea FC|
|Kevin Mirallas||05/10/1987||Everton FC|
|Romelu Lukaku||13/05/1993||Manchester United|
Belgium National Football Team Best Legends
Who is the best player of Belgium? Most people will say “Hazard”. However, if we talk about their legends, there were many players who were much better. One of them is Can Ceulemans who brought Belgium national football team to the semifinal of World Cup and final of EURO Cup. Besides, there were Eric Gerets, Enzo Scifo, and Jean-Marie Pfaff.