Belgium’s World Cup build-up preparations continue apace, with Kevin De Bruyne starring in their 2-1 Nations League win over Wales. Next comes the Netherlands.
Recent results will certainly leave them confident of advancing from the group stage at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Croatia their biggest threat in Group F. The FIFA world rankings have Belgium at number two.
The Belgians topped their qualifying group with eight wins and two draws, including an 8-0 thrashing of Belarus. Romelu Lukaku finished as his country’s top scorer in qualifying with five goals.
Roberto Martinez was appointed coach of the Belgium national team in August 2016. Since then, he has led them to their best ever World Cup result and taken them to the top of the FIFA world rankings, where they stayed between September 2018 and February 2021. At Euro 2020 Belgium was eliminated by eventual winners Italy in the quarter-finals.
Belgium squad for the 2022 World Cup
World Cup teams are usually announced around six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year, the World Cup will take place from November 21 to December 18.
Who are probably the star names on the team?
Belgium stars include Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.
What are the Belgium matches?
Belgium is in Group F along with Canada, Croatia and Morocco.
November 23: Belgium vs Canada, Al Rayyan Stadium, 7pm
November 27: Belgium vs. Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, 1:00 p.m.
December 1st: Croatia vs Belgium, Al Rayyan Stadium, 3pm
See the complete list of matches of the World Cup 2022.
What is Belgium’s World Cup record?
Belgium’s best World Cup result came in the last edition of the tournament. They secured third place at Russia 2018 after beating England in the play-offs, improving on their previous highest finish of fourth in 1986. Belgium first qualified for the tournament in 1930 and will compete in it for the 14th time this winter. .
Belgium are currently 1/14 to win the 2022 World Cup.
Other notable contenders…
Information correct as of September 23