Nicky Degrendele takes silver in keirin

Nicky Degrendele takes silver in keirin

Nicky Degrendele just lost the gold in keirin to the European Cycling Champions in Glasgow. However, instead she took a silver medal. The race was won by Mathilde Gros from France. Degrendele had put her best foot forward in the first and second rounds, winning both races and going into the final as favourite. In the final she was allotted number 4, which meant that she remained the 4th rider behind the pacemaker for some time. As soon as the pacemaker left the circuit, Nicky Degrendele shot forward like an…

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Fleming wins Lyon to China race on solar-powered electric bike

Fleming wins Lyon to China race on solar-powered electric bike

A 43-year-old architect from Mechelen in the province of Antwerp won a 12,000 km bike ride from the French city of Lyon to Gangzhou in China. The Sun Trip race is for electric bikes powered by solar energy. It took Raf Van Hulle who is originally from Alken in Limburg Province took 45 days to complete the course. This was more than a week quicker than the competitor that came in second. The Sun Trip is the World’s longest electric bike race. It is not the first time the Raf…

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Hazard and De Bruyne among the nominees for the Best Player 2018 FIFA

Hazard and De Bruyne among the nominees for the Best Player 2018 FIFA

Two Belgians are among the ten nominations for the Best Player of the Year award this year. “Eden Hazard” and “Manchester City” from Manchester City Chelsea played a big role in the World Championship campaign in Belgium, which showed that the Red Devils took third place, the best result of our team. The two Belgian will face stiff competition though. Also on the list are Barcelona Argentine star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and the young French international Kylian Mbappé. The ten players on FIFA’s long list were chosen…

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Courtois awards “Golden Glove” award

Courtois awards “Golden Glove” award

Goalkeeper of the national team of Belgium Thibault Courtois received the Golden Glove Award for the best goalkeeper of the World Cup this year in Russian. Courtois became the second Belgian in history to which the award was awarded. The first was Michel Preud’omme, who won the award for his performances at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. The Chelsea keeper played in all 7 games that saw our national team finish 3rd, Belgium’s best ever performance at a World Cup tournament. Until 2006, the award was called…

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The red devils will receive a special reception in Brussels this Sunday

The red devils will receive a special reception in Brussels this Sunday

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…

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Belgium is ousted by France in the world Cup semi-finals as they do not break French defenses

Belgium is ousted by France in the world Cup semi-finals as they do not break French defenses

There is no first world Cup final for the Belgian red devils, as the defensive French team makes the best of the corner second half to take it 1-0 in St. Petersburg. The disappointment was huge in Belgium, who will now have to play the match for third place against England or Croatia. Was this a unique opportunity for Belgium to make it to the final, or will there be more opportunities? Only time will tell. Belgium missed winger Thomas Meunier, a crucial player in coach Roberto Martinez’ offensive system,…

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Can the Red Devils pass by Brazil with Dutch help?

Can the Red Devils pass by Brazil with Dutch help?

The Netherlands could not qualify for this world World Cup. But if the Red Devils manage to beat Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals, the Dutch will also be a little bit proud. A Dutch data analyst office is providing a helping hand for the Belgian team coach Roberto Martinez with statistics about the opponents. The national squad, the Red Devils, are facing their most important match in 30 years, as this one is crucial for the ‘Golden Generation’. How will this so-called ‘Golden Generation’ (with players from various top…

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Belgium to take on Japan in the final of the world Cup 16 clash

Belgium to take on Japan in the final of the world Cup 16 clash

A 1-0 victory against England saw Belgium finish top of Group G at the World Cup in Russia. Already certain of qualification neither team produced the kind of exciting football that had seen both Belgium an England win both their first group stage games. The only goal of the came from Real Sociedad’s Adnan Januzaj six minutes into the second half. However, despite the win it was an evening of mixed emotions with Belgium now pitched into the “difficult” half of the knockout draw that features Brazil, France and Argentina….

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2018 FIFA world Cup-Roberto Martinez : “we grew as a team”

2018 FIFA world Cup-Roberto Martinez : “we grew as a team”

Head coach Roberto martínez said on Monday that he was satisfied with the spirit demonstrated by the Belgian football team in their first match at the 2018 FIFA world Cup against Panama. Kept at bay in the first half, the Red Devils hit back in the second half, scoring three goals. “We grew as a team,” Martinez said at a press conference after the match. Martinez said he was not surprised by the opposition put up by Panama in the first half. “That’s exactly what we’d expected,” he said. “It…

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And the winner will be…

And the winner will be…

Last Wednesday, Flandersnews.be running a contest in which readers had the opportunity to win 5×2 seats to come and see Belgium take on England in the village of fan Sporza in our broadcast center in Brussels. The participants were asked to answer the question of how many of the Red Devils’ squad at the 2018 World Cup play for English Premier League clubs. The correct answer is 12. 1) Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) 2) Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) 3) Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) 4) Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) 5) Kevin De…

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