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World Cup Belgium Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Belgium Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Belgium have young and talented team for this tournament and all expect from golden generation to make a big success on World Cup 2018. Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne are their key players for this tournament, but also there are Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany, Thibaut Courtois and Dries Mertens. Wow, looks like they have a pretty good chances to reach at least semi-finals. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Belgium were eliminated by Argentina at the quarterfinal stage on World Cup four years ago, and now all players are highly motivated for major tournament in Russia. Their World Cup qualification record with ten wins and one draw put them as a main favourite for the first place in Group G on the World Cup 2018. Belgium have scored as many goals in qualifying and they have impressive record of 43 to 6. They like to play aggressive football in attack and it will be their main objective for each game this summer in Russia.

FIFA Ranking: 3

Belgium World Cup 2018

Belgium Coach

ROBERTO MARTINEZ - The former Everton and Swansea coach led Belgium from 2016

Belgium Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

DEFENDERS:
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

MIDFIELDERS:
Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian)

FORWARDS:
Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli)

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Belgium Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Belgium
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)8-2-0
GOALS SCORED37
SHOTS ON TARGET98
SHOTS OFF TARGET68
GOALS CONCEDED11
TOTAL GOALS48
OVER 1.5 GOALS8
OVER 2.5 GOALS8
OVER 3.5 GOALS6
UNDER 1.5 GOALS2
UNDER 2.5 GOALS2
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE4
CLEAN SHEETS6
CORNERS83
FOULS83
YELLOWS8
REDS1
OFFSIDES25

Belgium World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 12
Semifinals: 1
Best finish: 4th place on World Cup 1986
Last World Cup: 2014

Belgium World Cup 2018 Matches

June 18 - Belgium vs. Panama
June 23 - Belgium vs. Tunisia
June 28 - Belgium vs. England

Belgium Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

A very managable group means they should get through and they are favourites for top spot in Group G. This is probably the most talented Belgian side in history and they will do their best to collect all nine points in group phase. All expect from them easy to win in the first two rounds, but also they are closer to win a game with England. We expect from them to play aggressive and attractive in attack and expect to see from them a lot of scoring chances and goals in group phase. Also we expect a lot of corners on their matches, especially on the match against Panama in the first round.

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