The Belgian national football team, nicknamed the red devils, can expect a special reception in the centre of Brussels next Sunday when they return from the world Cup in Russia. After being received by the king, they will appear in the city hall’s grand balcony around 3PM. The programme which has just been released, will serve an incentive to try and whip England tomorrow in the clash for the bronze.
The players will first go to Laken Castle, around 12:30 CET, where they will be received by King Filip. Around 2PM they get onto an open party bus which will bring them to the Grand Place in Brussels, the central historic square at the city hall. The exact route has not been released yet.
Around 3PM the players are expected to appear on the big balcony of the city hall, just like the generation of Mexico 1986, which took an unprecedented 4th place at the World Cup (with goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff and Jan Ceulemans among others). If Belgium beat England tomorrow, the present generation will do just a little bit better.
The players will leave the Grand Place around 4:30PM. Only 9,000 people will be allowed on the square for safety reasons, but two big screens will be installed nearby to have the enthusiasts follow the festivities. One of these screens will be placed at the Beurs. All activities will end at 5PM. Police are asking football fans not to bring bags or items in glass.