#Brussels: In the list of the best teams in the world of football, Brazil is number one, Belgium is number two. Despite being one of the football powerhouses in Europe, their performance in World Cup football has been nothing short of spectacular except for the last World Cup. They finished third at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. of Belgium Qatar World Cup is going to be the last World Cup of the golden generation.
Kevin De Bruyne has already announced that the Qatar World Cup will be his last World Cup. De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku rich Belgium is one of the favorites of this year’s World Cup. In 2012, this golden generation of footballers defeated the Netherlands 4-2 to inspire new hopes among the country’s fans but failed to live up to expectations on the big stage.
Belgium lost to Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup. Four years later, Belgium lost to France in the semi-finals. This is the Red Devils’ best performance in the World Cup so far. Despite having the talent to win the tournament, the footballers of this football crazy country have failed time and again.
In the 2016 and 2020 Euro Cups, they also had to leave the quarter-finals. Many football pundits have questioned Belgium’s ability to win the cup. Former Belgian coach George Likens questions the mindset of Belgian footballers to win the cup. “We were at the top of the FIFA table without winning any trophies,” Lykens said. It doesn’t make any sense.
When you don’t have the courage to do something, nothing will stay with you. Martinez’s boys do not have this mindset and desire. Most Belgian stars are over 30. So this World Cup is considered to be their last World Cup. 22-year-old Lois Openda, 21-year-old Charles de Ketelari, 21-year-old Amadou Onana are the promising footballers of the new generation of Belgium.
Belgium has announced their squad for The FIFA World Cup 2022🔥
They have some serious talents in the squad but are yet to win an International trophy👀 How far will they go in the tournament?🥶#FIFAWC #worldcup #FIFA #LetsFootball #belgium #qatar #hazard #debruyne pic.twitter.com/DKMLPHtxFY— Superpower Football (@SuperpowerFb) November 11, 2022
Football lovers of the country, including coach Martinez, hope that they will shine along with the old stars in this World Cup. Team captain Eden Hazard feels that this World Cup is a big challenge for them to prove their worth. “There is certainly some truth in the talk of a golden generation,” Hazard said.
We spent almost a decade together. Of course we have incredible footballers, but we haven’t won anything yet. If we are to live up to the name of the golden generation, we must do that.