Belgium will be confident in the progress of the group stage at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Croatia their biggest threat in Group F. In the FIFA world rankings, Belgium is number two.
The Belgians led their qualifying group with eight wins and two draws, including an 8-0 win over Belarus. Romelu Lukaku became his country’s top scorer in qualifying with five goals.
Roberto Martinez was appointed coach of the Belgian national team in August 2016. Since then, he led them to their highest-ever World Cup finish, leading them to the top of the FIFA world rankings where they stayed between September 2018 and February 2021. At Euro 2020, Belgium was knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual winner Italy.
Selection World Cup 2022 Belgium
World Cup squads are usually announced about six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will take place from November 21 to December 18.
Who are likely to be the star names in the roster?
Belgium’s stars include Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.
What are the matches of Belgium?
Belgium is in Group F alongside Canada, Croatia and Morocco.
November 23: Belgium vs Canada, Al Rayyan Stadium, 7pm
November 27: Belgium vs Morocco, Al Thumama Stadium, 1pm
Dec 1: Croatia vs Belgium, Al Rayyan Stadium, 3 p.m.
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What is Belgium’s World Cup record?
Belgium’s best World Cup finish came in the final edition of the tournament. They took third place in Russia 2018 after beating England in the play-off, improving on their previous highest finish of fourth place in 1986. Belgium first qualified for the tournament in 1930 and will participate for the 14th time this winter.
Belgium are currently 14/1 win the 2022 World Cup.
Other leading contenders…
- Brazil 9/2
- France 6/1
- England 7/1
- Spain 8/1
- Argentina 9/1
Information correct from July 18th