Belgium u21 2-0 Cyprus u21: Pre-match difficulties overcome in professional performance

Belgium’s under-21 side got their Euro 2015 qualifying campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-0 win over Cyprus in Leuven last night. An early strike from Paul-Jose Mpoku and a Maxime Lestienne penalty were enough to seal the three points in front of a healthy crowd of almost 40000 at Den Dreef, home… Read More Belgium u21 2-0 Cyprus u21: Pre-match difficulties overcome in professional performance

FYR Macedonia 0-2 Belgium: De Bruyne and Courtois star in important away win

Belgium moved back to the top of World Cup Qualifying Group A on goal difference after an important 0-2 away win in Skopje against FYR Macedonia. Having overcome a shaky start, goals from Kevin De Bruyne and an Eden Hazard penalty made it four wins from five qualifiers and three clean sheets away from home.… Read More FYR Macedonia 0-2 Belgium: De Bruyne and Courtois star in important away win

FYR Macedonia – Belgium preview: It’s Eden Hazard’s time – so he says himself!

This World Cup qualification campaign has thus far seen Belgium overcome some traditionally insurmountable hurdles, in recent times at least. Christian Benteke has emerged as a formidable presence upfront who can find the net and still dovetail with the plethora of talented midfielders. Furthermore, the impressive 0-3 away victory against Serbia in Belgrade showed an… Read More FYR Macedonia – Belgium preview: It’s Eden Hazard’s time – so he says himself!

Belgian Football News 15/3: Pacovski talks up Eden Hazard, Fernández staying at KAA Gent, Vanden Borre is back

Pacovski highlights the danger of Hazard ahead of Belgium – FYR Macedonia. FYR Macedonia and KV Mechelen goalkeeper Tome Pacovski has said that Eden Hazard is the player he fears the most ahead of this month’s World Cup qualifiers with Belgium. “Hazard is the most dangerous player at the moment. However I’m also thinking of… Read More Belgian Football News 15/3: Pacovski talks up Eden Hazard, Fernández staying at KAA Gent, Vanden Borre is back

Belgian Football News 14/03: Vossen & Pocognoli recalled for Belgium, Kompany is 50-50, Vadis dreams of England

Marc Wilmots names Belgium squad to face FYR Macedonia Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has announced a 25-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header against FYR Macedonia. Jelle Vossen and Sébastien Pocognoli are handed recalls but there is no place for Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan, in-form Genk leftback Derrick Tshimanga or veteran striker Igor… Read More Belgian Football News 14/03: Vossen & Pocognoli recalled for Belgium, Kompany is 50-50, Vadis dreams of England

Belgium u21 v Spain u21: Witnessing the benchmark first-hand

KV Mechelen’s soon-to-be expanded Achter De Kazerne stadium hosts tonight’s u21 friendly between Belgium and their Spanish counterparts. It promises to be a formidable test for the Little Devils as they take on the reigning European champions at this level even though Spain’s coach Julen Lopetegui has included a lot of new faces promoted from… Read More Belgium u21 v Spain u21: Witnessing the benchmark first-hand

Vanhaezebrouck on De Bruyne and comparisons with Johan Cruijff

As one Chelsea fan was asking about the comments made regarding Kevin De Bruyne on Monday night, here is a quick summary of what was said. Kortrijk coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck had a short and unsuccessful stint at Genk, when Kevin De Bruyne was coming through the ranks, though it should be noted his first-team debut… Read More Vanhaezebrouck on De Bruyne and comparisons with Johan Cruijff