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World Cup 2014 Belgium National Team

  • FIFA country code: BEL
  • FIFA member since: 1904
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond (KBVB)
  • In English: Royal Belgian Football Association
  • Association founded: 1895
  • Most caps: Jan Ceulemans (96)
  • Top scorer: Bernard Voorhoof, Paul Van Himst  (30)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-0 EL Salvador in Mexico ’70
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Bernard Voorhoof (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: Marc Wilmots (5)
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World Cup 2014 Belgium National Team

World Cup 2014 Belgium Schedule Group H

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
1517/0613:00Belo HorizonteWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium2-1Algeria
1617/0618:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia teamRussia1-1South KoreaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team
3122/0613:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium1-0RussiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team
3222/0616:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea2-4Algeria
4726/0617:00São PauloWorld Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea0-1BelgiumWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team
4826/0617:00CuritibaAlgeria1-1RussiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team

Belgium is the 11th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 11th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Croatia which ended in a 2-1 win. Romelu Lukaku scored both goals for Belgium. It was not difficult to qualify. They lost 0 group A qualification matches and drew only 2 of them. It was already expected for the World Cup 2014 Belgium national team to confirm their spot for the 2014 World Cup in this match. They ended up taking the number 1 spot of Group A as expected.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium teamBelgium3300419
World Cup Brazil 2014 Algeria teamAlgeria3111654
World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia teamRussia3021232
World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea teamSouth Korea3012361

World Cup 2014 Belgium Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Belgium national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Thibaut Courtois
Simon Mignolet
Silvio Proto
Toby Alderweireld
Laurent Ciman
Nicolas Lombaerts
Vincent Kompany
Daniel Van Buyten
Anthony Vanden Borre
Thomas Vermaelen
Jan Vertonghen
Nacer Chadli
Mousa Dembélé
Steven Defour
Kevin De Bruyne
Marouane Fellaini
Adnan Januzaj
Eden Hazard
Axel Witsel
Romelu Lukaku
Dries Mertens
Divock Origi
Kevin Mirallas
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Head Coach: Marc Wilmots (Belgian)
Captain: Vincent Kompany

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Belgium World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 11

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1930Group Stage11200204
1934Round 115100125
1938Round 113100113
1954Group Stage12201158
1970Group Stage10310245
1982Round 210521235
1986Semi-Finals472231215
1990Round of 1611420264
1994Round of 1611420244
1998Group Stage19303033
2002Round of 1614412167
Best/TotalSemi-Finals436109174663

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1986 – Semi-Final: Belgium made it to the Semi-Final for the first and last time so far, but lost against Argentina with 2-0. Belgium also lost the match for the third place with 4-2 against France.

Worst Performance

1930 – Group stage: Belgium lost the 2 group matches in group 4 and is this the only World Cup where Belgium scored 0 goals.

Did You Know Belgium:

  • Has the following nicknames: Rode DuivelsDiables Rouges and Rote Teufel (Red Devils)
  • Has is rivals with the Netherlands, Germany and France
  • Was 1 of the 4 European teams to participate in the first World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay
  • Midfielder Pierre Braine played in the 1930 World Cup and his brother Raymond Braine in the 1938 World Cup
  • Played against Germany in 1934 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played against France in 1938 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Striker Hippolite Van den Bosch and his brother Pieter Van den Bosch played in the 1954 World Cup
  • Midfielder Jan Verheyen played in the 1970 World Cup and his son Gert Verheyen in the 1998 and 2002 World Cup
  • Participated in 6 World Cups in a row (1982 – 2002)
  • Defender Luc Millecamps and his brother Marc Millecamps played in the 1982 World Cup
  • Goalkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff nearly drowned during the 1982 World Cup since he was pushed into the swimming pool of the hotel by a radio journalist, while he couldn’t swim
  • Is the 3rd country which played all 3 goalkeepers in 1 World Cup (1982)
  • Forward François Van der Elst played in the 1982 World Cup and his brother Leo Van der Elst in the 1986 World Cup
  • Is the first team to have scored every penalty in a World Cup penalty shootout (in the 1986 World Cup Quarter-Final against Spain)
  • Started the project Casa Hogar (home for street children) in Mexico after having reached the 1986 World Cup Semi-Final and donated part of their tournament bonuses to this project
  • Is together with Brazil and Austria the only country to have survived an opponent’s (Igor Belanov) hat-trick which occurred in the 1986 World Cup Round of 16 match against Soviet Union (4-3)
  • Goalkeeper Michael Preud’homme skipped in the 1994 World Cup his good luck ritual of wearing a Standard Leige shirt (his first club) under his jersey because of the heat
  • Played against the Netherlands in 1994 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Was together with France the only country to have lost 0 matches in the 1998 World Cup
  • Striker Mbo Mpenza who  played in the 2002 World Cup, played with his brother Emile Mpenza in the 1998 World Cup
  • Hasn’t qualified for a World Cup for 12 years, last time was in 2002
  • Is considered as a dark horse in the 2014 World Cup, meaning they are relatively unknown but with high probability to go far in the World Cup
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Belgium has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1986Best Young Player AwardEnzo Scifo (age 20)
1986All-Star TeamJean-Marie Pfaff
Jan Ceulemans
1994Yashin AwardMichel Preud'homme
1994All-Star TeamMichel Preud'homme
2002FIFA Fair Play TrophyBelgium

Curious which place FIFA gave Belgium in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Belgium has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Belgium in Action

Belgium Defeats El Salvador With 3-0 – 1970 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Argentina With 0-1 – 1982 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Iraq With 1-2 – 1986 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Soviet Union With 3-4 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Spain With 4-5 in the Quarter-Final – 1986 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Uruguay With 3-1 – 1990 World Cup

Belgium Defeats the Netherlands With 1-0 – 1994 World Cup

Belgium Defeats Russia With 3-2 – 2002 World Cup

Belgium Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Belgium: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: BELGIUM

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