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Thibaut Courtois: Belgium goalkeeper criticises UEFA, FIFA over match schedule after Nations League third-place play-off defeat

Posted Monday, October 11, 2021 by Skysports.com31 hits

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused football authorities of prioritising revenue over player welfare in a damning assessment of the global football calendar. Courtois, 29, was speaking after his country lost 2-1 against European champions Italy in UEFA's Nations League third-place play-off on Sunday - a match he described as "pointless" in the build-up. Both countries made a number...Full Story »

Man Utd star Paul Pogba hints at Juventus transfer after France beat Belgium

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by Express.co.uk60 hits

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has admitted that he remains in contact with his old Juventus team-mates in a hint that he could move back to Turin when his current contract expires. The 28-year-old is in the final 12 months of his Old Trafford contract and rumours around his future are rife. United are keen to keep hold of their star midfielder as they look to build a squad capable of chall...Full Story »

Didier Deschamps praises French character after comeback victory over Belgium

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA23 hits

Didier Deschamps hailed France’s “strength of character” after his side fought back from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the Nations League semi-finals.Les Bleus fell behind to first-half efforts from Yannick Carrasco and Romelu Lukaku in Turin, but two goals in six minutes after the break, from Karim Benzema and a Kylian Mbappe penalty, hauled the French back into the ga...Full Story »

France fight from two down to reach Nations League final at Belgium’s expense

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA41 hits

Theo Hernandez struck a last-minute winner as France stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Belgium 3-2 in their UEFA Nations League semi-final in Turin.Hernandez’s winner came moments after Romelu Lukaku thought he had fired the Belgians through to the final only for his goal to be disallowed by VAR for a marginal offside.Belgium had looked set to cruise into a final meeting with Spain after ...Full Story »

Barcelona-linked Martinez focused on Belgium but 'very proud' of Catalan roots

Posted Thursday, October 07, 2021 by Goal.com47 hits

The Red Devils head coach, who has been linked with replacing Ronald Koeman, is excited by his side's prospects in the Nations League Roberto Martinez insists that he remains focused on Belgium despite speculation linking him with the Barcelona job. The former Everton and Wigan Athletic boss is one of the names that has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Ronald Koeman, who has seen...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez focusing on the future with Belgium despite Euro 2020 exit

Posted Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by fourfourtwo.com54 hits

Roberto Martinez is focusing on the future with Belgium despite their Euro 2020 elimination last week. The Spaniard spoke of his "sadness and disappointment" after their quarter-final defeat to Italy in Munich but it is understood it changes nothing in terms of his tenure as Belgium coach. He is already looking ahead to competing in the Nations League finals in the autumn and trying to steer...Full Story »

Belgium 1 - 2 Italy: Italy outshine favourites Belgium to reach Euro 2020 semi-finals

Posted Saturday, July 03, 2021 by PA53 hits

Lorenzo Insigne fired Italy into the Euro 2020 semi-finals as perennial favourites Belgium were once again cast in the role of bridesmaid.The Napoli frontman’s sumptuous 44th-minute strike ultimately settled a thrilling heavyweight battle in Munich and booked the Italians a last-four showdown with Spain at Wembley.FIFA’s number one-ranked side once again exited a major tournament wit...Full Story »

Belgium waiting on Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard fitness ahead of Italy clash

Posted Friday, July 02, 2021 by PA174 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez will give Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard until the last minute to prove their fitness ahead of Friday night’s Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with Italy.Manchester City star De Bruyne suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s 1-0 win over Portugal, during which Real Madrid’s Hazard also limped off with a muscle problem, and neither was able to train ...Full Story »

Kevin de Bruyne ready to make injury decision ahead of Belgium v Italy in Euro 2020 quarter-finals

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com59 hits

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne is ready to declare himself fit to play against Italy, according to De Morgen. de Bruyne, who missed the start of the tournament through injury, was withdrawn from the field during Belgium’s 1-0 win over Portugal in the first Euro 2020 knockout round. Tournament football is unforgiving, with games coming thick and fast. A player being withdrawn in any...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo watched from stands by Georgina Rodriguez and son Jr as Portugal crash out to Belgium at Euro 2020

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk74 hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO was cheered on by his son Cristiano Jr and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez against Belgium in Seville. But the superstar did not give them much to cheer about as defending champions Portugal crashed out of Euro 2020. Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Jr were in attendance at the Estadio de La Cartuja Rodriguez was spotted in the front row inside the Estadio de La Cartuja, with ...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says discipline key to Belgium win over Portugal

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA51 hits

Roberto Martinez felt Belgium had come through the toughest test possible after edging out holders Portugal to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.Thorgan Hazard scored a stunning goal but Belgium needed to defend doggedly – and ride their luck – under heavy pressure late on to hang on for a 1-0 victory in Seville on Sunday.Coach Martinez said: “It wasn’t just about how...Full Story »

Holders Portugal knocked out of Euro 2020 as Thorgan Hazard puts Belgium through

Posted Monday, June 28, 2021 by PA46 hits

Thorgan Hazard netted with a wonder strike as Belgium ended Portugal’s reign as European champions with a hard-fought 1-0 victory in Seville.The younger Hazard brother settled a slow-burning Euro 2020 last-16 clash with a swerving long-range effort late in the first half.Belgium lost Kevin De Bruyne to injury and faced concerted pressure as the holders, led by the tireless Cristiano Ronald...Full Story »

More to Belgium than ‘amazing player’ Kevin De Bruyne, warns Joao Moutinho

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2021 by PA42 hits

Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho knows holders Portugal will have more to worry about than just trying to stop Manchester City maestro Kevin De Bruyne when they face Belgium for a place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.The Red Devils have lived up to their number-one FIFA world ranking as they qualified for the last 16 top of Group B with three victories, scoring seven goals and conceding just ...Full Story »

DOUGH NOT GO THERE Belgium Euro 2020 star Romelu Lukaku settles pineapple on pizza debate with defiant ‘hell no’

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk59 hits

Having already taken the rolling pin to those asking if he might join Chelsea or Manchester City, the Belgium superstar has now tackled the pineapple-on-pizza poser. Belgium and Inter Milan superstar Romelu Lukaku went sour when quizzed about pineapple, and equally cut short a question about joining Man City Credit: Getty Romelu Lukaku has strongly ruled out a transfer to eating pineapple on p...Full Story »

Euro 2020 pitch invader advertises cryptocurrency in skimpy outfit during Belgium's clash with Finland

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk108 hits

A EURO 2020 pitch invader advertised cryptocurrency during Belgium's clash with Finland. A woman ran onto the pitch wearing a T-shirt saying WTF Coin. A pitch invader advertised cryptocurrency during Belgium's clash with FinlandCredit: AP The woman made it to the halfway line before being apprehended by securityCredit: Reuters She almost made it to the halfway line in the group stage battle....Full Story »

Roberto Martinez wants to get best out of every Belgium player in knockout phase

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by PA24 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez believes his side are ready to take the next step in their quest for a major trophy after cruising into the knockout stages of Euro 2020 with a third straight win.An unfortunate own goal from keeper Lukas Hradecky and a late strike from Romelu Lukaku sealed the Belgians’ 2-0 win over Finland, who are left with a slim hope of going through as one of the best th...Full Story »

Finland 0 - 2 Belgium: Belgium break down stubborn Finland to maintain perfect start to Euro 2020

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by PA27 hits

An own goal from Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and a smart Romelu Lukaku finish sent Belgium into the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a perfect record from Group B after a 2-0 win in St Petersburg.The Finns had fought an increasingly desperate rearguard action in the hunt for the point they hoped would prove enough to seal qualification but were ultimately left to almost certainly exit the tournam...Full Story »

Kevin De Bruyne inspires Belgium to comeback win over impressive Denmark

Posted Friday, June 18, 2021 by PA25 hits

Kevin De Bruyne came off the bench to fire Belgium into the last 16 with a comeback victory over Denmark on an emotional night in Copenhagen.Playing for the first time since suffering facial fractures during the Champions League final, the Manchester City playmaker set up Thorgan Hazard’s 55th-minute equaliser and then clinched a 2-1 Group B win with a stunning finish 20 minutes from time....Full Story »

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku plans 10th minute tribute to Christian Eriksen vs. Denmark

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021 by ESPN90 hits

Romelu Lukaku said the Belgium players will kick the ball out of play in the 10th minute of their game against Denmark so the stadium can pay tribute to Christian Eriksen with a minute's applause. The fans at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium are planning a loud ovation for Eriksen in the 10th minute of the Euro 2020 game because the midfielder wears the No. 10 shirt for Denmark. Lukaku said on We...Full Story »

Belgium to kick ball out of play as mark of respect to Christian Eriksen

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2021 by PA48 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and his players will celebrate Christian Eriksen’s ongoing recovery from a cardiac arrest when they face Denmark – but then they mean business.The 29-year-old had to be resuscitated on the pitch at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after slumping to the ground during the first half of his side’s 1-0 Group B defeat by Finland on Saturday evening.Erik...Full Story »

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