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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13 detained in tennis match fixing probe

13 detained in tennis match fixing probe

13 people were detained during raids, which were part of the investigation on suspicion of fixing the match in the lower ranks of professional tennis. The raids took place at various locations including Mechelen (Antwerp province, Vilvoorde (Flemish Brabant), Sint-Gillis, Ukkel, Laken, Jette, Schaarbeek, Sint-Agatha-Berchem (all Brussels) and Geraardsbergen (East Flanders). A criminal organisation with ties to Belgium and Armenia has been bribing professional tennis players since 2014 to fix matches, letting the criminals to rake in profits by placing bets, the Judicial Authorities told journalists. The fixed matches were…

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Mertens and Goffin leave

Mertens and Goffin leave

It has been a bad 24 hours for our tennis players at the French Open in Paris. On Sunday evening David Goffin (ATP-9) lost his final 16 match against the Italian Marco Cecchinato (ATP-72). Suffering with a painful elbow, David Goffin lost in 4 sets 5-7, 6-4; 0-6, 3-6. On Monday morning Elise Mertens (WTA-16) stood little chance against the world number 1 Simona Halep. The Romanian was far stronger than the Belgian and she enjoyed a convincing two-set victory, winning 6-2, 6-1. Elise Mertens’ elimination means that there are…

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Kompany is back to training with the Red Devils

Kompany is back to training with the Red Devils

Twenty-five players, including four goalkeepers, took part in a General training session on Thursday in the Belgian football center in Tubize. Vincent Kompany was back in the Red Devils’ group. Marouane Fellaini, Thomas Vermaelen and Axel Witsel remained inside. Antwerp’s goalie, Jens Teunckens, has replaced Simon Mignolet on the pecking order, who has not yet joined the group. Wednesday, Kompany, Fellaini, Vermaelen and Witsel had practiced individually inside. Thursday, Vincent Kompany has come back to the group, as opposed to the other three, who remained inside to train. Thomas Vermaelen…

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