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Scotland suffer again as De Bruyne inspires Belgium

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by PA23 hits

Scotland suffered more Hampden agony as a 4-0 defeat by Belgium made it four losses from six European Championship qualifiers.Kevin De Bruyne set up first-half goals for Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld as Scotland were punished for poor defending.Steve Clarke’s men were more competitive after the break but De Bruyne rounded off the scoring in the 82nd minute to make i...Full Story »

Parris penalty helps England salvage friendly draw after Belgium fightback

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by PA14 hits

A penalty from Nikita Parris rescued England as they fought out a 3-3 draw with Belgium in their women’s international friendly in Leuven.The Lionesses looked to be cruising when goals from Jodie Taylor and Beth Mead put them 2-0 up at Den Dreef Stadium, but Phil Neville’s team then crumbled as the home side turned the match on its head with a brace from Ella Van Kerkhoven following ...Full Story »

Lukaku desire and discipline delight Martinez but Belgium boss wants more from star striker

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Goal.com109 hits

The 26-year-old forward scored twice as the Rode Duivels beat Scotland 3-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying, earning praise from the coach Roberto Martinez paid tribute to Romelu Lukaku following his two-goal display in Belgium's 3-0 win over Scotland. Belgium continued their 100 per cent start to Euro 2020 qualifying with Tuesday's victory, keeping themselves top of Group I, three points ahead of Ru...Full Story »

We missed chance to make Belgium sweat, admits Scotland boss Clarke

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA62 hits

Steve Clarke believes Scotland “fluffed” their lines by missing a great chance to put pressure on Belgium in their 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying defeat at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.The compact Scots defended impressively only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper E...Full Story »

Scotland handed harsh lesson by Belgium

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PA40 hits

Scotland were handed a harsh lesson with a 3-0 defeat by Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.Steve Clarke’s side defended with a mixture of diligence and desperation in this 2020 European Championship qualifier only for all the good work to be undone just before half-time when a lapse of concentration ended with striker Romelu Lukaku heading in a cross from skipper Eden Hazard...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi goes commando under kilt and plays bagpipes to prepare for Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier vs Scotland

Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk98 hits

MICHY BATSHUAYI prepared to face Scotland tomorrow night in style - by going commando in a kilt and playing the bagpipes. The Chelsea and Belgium striker, 25, is never one to shy away from the limelight so jumped at the chance to get involved. Michy Batshuayi and Thorgan Hazard were treated to a bagpipes lesson ahead of Belgium's clash with ScotlandCredit: Twitter In a video uploaded by Belgi...Full Story »

Radja Nainggolan slams “pathetic excuses” of Belgium boss Roberto Martinez

Posted Friday, November 23, 2018 by squawka.com138 hits

Inter Milan and former Belgium international Radja Nainggolan has criticised the "pathetic excuses" of national boss Roberto Martinez following his exclusion from his World Cup squad this summer. Belgium had a highly successful tournament before they lost out to France in the semi-finals, going on to defeat England in the third-place play-off. Why is Nainggolan angry with Belgium management?...Full Story »

Belgium 2 - 1 Switzerland: Lukaku at the double for Red Devils

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Goal.com124 hits

Romelu Lukaku ended a six-game competitive dry spell with both Belgium goals in a late 2-1 home win over a stubborn Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday. On target twice in a 3-0 defeat of Iceland last month, Manchester United striker Lukaku repeated the heroics as he scored either side of Mario Gavranovic's surprise 76th-minute equaliser. The 25-year-old looked to have played the par...Full Story »

Nations League round-up: Romelu Lukaku scores twice in Belgium win

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Skysports.com99 hits

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 victory in their first UEFA Nations League encounter against Iceland on Tuesday night. Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 29th minute, as Belgium played their first competitive game since beating England in the third-place play-off at the World Cup, before Lukaku, who had won the penalty, struck himself two minute...Full Story »

McLeish admits Belgium defeat is a ‘harsh lesson’ for Scotland

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA81 hits

Alex McLeish will take any blame going after mistakes cost Scotland dearly in their 4-0 friendly defeat by Belgium at Hampden.Romelu Lukaku’s goal after 28 minutes – after John McGinn had been robbed by Mousa Dembele- gave the World Cup semi-finalists a deserved interval lead.Eden Hazard thundered in a second within a minute of the restart before half-time substitute Michy Batshuayi,...Full Story »

Scotland 0 - 4 Belgium: Scotland swept aside by clinical Belgium as gulf in class shows

Posted Saturday, September 08, 2018 by PA108 hits

Belgium showed their prowess as they cruised to a 4-0 win over Scotland in their friendly at Hampden Park.Romelu Lukaku’s goal after 28 minutes gave the World Cup semi-finalists a deserved interval lead and Eden Hazard thundered in a second within a minute of the restart.Half-time substitute Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Valencia from Chelsea, then scored twice in seven minutes to compound t...Full Story »

Becky Vardy risks revealing EVERYTHING in tiny ripped shorts at England vs Belgium game

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk241 hits

The stunning brunette has been at every game supporting husband Jamie during the World Cup campaign in Russia. She joined the other gorgeous wives and girlfriends, including Harry Maguire’s other half Fern Hawkins, watching the third-place play-off in Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium this afternoon. Becky looked on when the Three Lions crashed out of the tournament on Wednesda...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez challenges Belgium to build on best-ever World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA96 hits

Roberto Martinez praised Belgium’s history-makers and hopes their best-ever World Cup can be the catalyst to even bigger things.The so-called ‘Golden Generation’ surpassed the heroes of 1986 on Saturday by winning the third-place play-off against England in St Petersburg.Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 win against Gareth Southgate’s exhaus...Full Story »

Belgium beat England to take third place at World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by PA78 hits

England’s remarkable World Cup adventure reached a meek conclusion as Belgium beat Gareth Southgate’s men in the third-place play-off.Still reeling from Wednesday’s heartbreaking semi-final defeat to Croatia, the Three Lions stuttered in St Petersburg as the chance to become the best-ever team to leave English shores passed them by.Instead Belgium made history by collecting the...Full Story »

Belgium 2 England 0: Meunier, Hazard make history for Martinez's entertainers

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Goal.com145 hits

England's encouraging World Cup performance ended with successive defeats as Belgium claimed third spot in Russia. Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard combined to secure Belgium's best performance at a World Cup as they edged England 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg on Saturday. Having fallen one match shy of a maiden final appearance in Tuesday's slim 1-0 defeat to France, the Re...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez says there are no secrets between England and Belgium

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Skysports.com132 hits

Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate embrace on the touchline during their teams' meeting in the group stages Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says there are "no secrets" between his side and England ahead of their second meeting at this summer's World Cup. Belgium beat England 1-0 in their final group match, after both teams heavily rotated their line-ups, earlier in the tournament. They wi...Full Story »

Belgium vs England - 'Belgium finishing third means more than Golden Boot to Lukaku'

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by PA356 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says beating England to third place at the World Cup means more to Romelu Lukaku than pipping Harry Kane to the Golden Boot.The England captain tops the tournament scoring charts with six goals, two ahead of Lukaku, and the pair are likely to go head to head in Saturday’s third-place play-off in St Petersburg.That is likely to provide one of the sub-plots in a...Full Story »

Eden Hazard: 'I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France'

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN233 hits

Hazard: I'd rather lose than win with France Eden Hazard criticised France's playing style after Belgium's 1-0 defeat in a World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, saying he would rather lose with Belgium than win with France. Belgium entered the semifinal as the tournament's leading scorers, but Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were muted by France, who clinched their third World Cup final ap...Full Story »

France 1 Belgium 0: Umtiti heads Les Bleus into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Goal.com192 hits

France booked their place in the World Cup final as a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti saw off Belgium. Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero as France reached the World Cup final for the third time in 20 years courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Defender Umtiti headed home a corner from Antoine Griezmann in the 51st minute to settle the all-European tie...Full Story »

Van der Sar backs Belgium for World Cup glory

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com176 hits

Belgium have to get past France in the Russia 2018 semi-finals first, but Edwin van der Sar thinks the Red Devils can win the World Cup. Edwin van der Sar is backing Belgium to win the World Cup. Roberto Martinez's side take on France in the first semi-final on Tuesday for the right to face either Croatia or England in the final. Belgium have never reached the World Cup final, but they impr...Full Story »

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