Belgium national team profile at the 2022 World Cup: Waiting for the chance of the golden generation

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Belgium have terrible player material in World Cup 2022. Here is the profile of the Belgian national team at the 2022 World Cup.

Based on history, Belgium is one of the oldest countries in the world of football. They had participated in the first edition of the World Cup in 1930.

Belgium’s longest appearance was in six consecutive World Cups between 1982 and 2022. But after that, they suffered a dip in performance.

Belgium missed out on the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. The team dubbed The Red Devils returned to appear on world football’s highest stage in 2014 and 2018.

At the 2018 World Cup, Belgium is one of the strongest candidates. They managed to achieve the highest feat in the history of the country by finishing in third place.

Belgium, who were once FIFA’s top ranked team, return to compete in the 2022 World Cup. They are joined in Group F along with Canada, Morocco and Croatia.

The 2022 World Cup is also an opportunity to prove that the Belgian golden generation has never won a title. In the 2018 World Cup, Belgium finished third and when they appeared at Euro 2022, they were stuck in the quarter-finals.

star player

The Belgian team is full of star players. Kevin De Bruyne is one of many top Belgian players. The Manchester City player has recorded 93 caps and scored 25 goals for his country.


Roberto Martinez coached the Belgian national team in 2016 after leaving Everton. The Spanish tactician is still in charge of leading Belgium at the 2022 World Cup.

Squad of the Belgian national team for the 2022 World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels

Fullback: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Leander Dendoncker, Zeno Debast, Arthur Theate, Wout Faes

Midfielder: Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Amadou Onana, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Timothy Castagne, Thomas Meunier.

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Michy Batshuayi, Lois Openda, Charles De Ketelaere, Eden Hazard, Jeremy Doku, Dries Mertens, Leandro Trossard.

Match schedule

1. Belgium vs Canada Thursday November 24, 2022 at 02:00 WIB

2. Belgium vs Morocco Sunday November 27, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. WIB

3. Belgium vs Croatia Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. WIB

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