11 Reasons Belgium Are Everyone’s Dark Horses For The World Cup

Belgium squad

“The Red Devils” seem to be an extremely popular choice as a dark horse for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, people are obviously staggered by the amount of talent in the Belgium squad. But there’s something special about this side, they are extremely likeable; before their World Cup opener against Algeria at 5pm, we thought we’d look at why this current crop of Belgian talent is so popular.

 

They love watching movies together


They have players who can hit a camera lens from 15 yards


Who’s going to pay for that Eden? You can pick Mr Hazard for your Battle Mode team here.

 

They have Lukaku…


… and Adnan Januzaj


Their shooting drills are absolutely preposterous


 

They don’t mind playing pranks on each other


This is what their centre-backs can do on the ball


They drug themselves with homegrown produce

 


 

They qualified for this year’s tournament without losing a single game


STAT ATTACK

Their oft used front-line of Mirallas, Lukaku and Hazard have contributed to 108 Premier League goals over the past two seasons, that’s more than Southampton (103)


Their manager Marc Wilmots comes across as a genuinely nice guy.

Belgium's national soccer team coach Marc Wilmots (2nd L) talks to players Kevin Mirallas (C), Steven Defour (2nd R) and Eden Hazard (R) before boarding a plane bound for 2014 World Cup in Brazil at Brussels international airport June 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)  Picture Supplied by Action Images


Belgium's Prince Gabriel (2nd L) and Prince Emmanuel (L) react with Belgium's Coach Marc Wilmots (2nd R) and player Axel Witsel (R) during a training session ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule (BELGIUM - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ROYALS)  Picture Supplied by Action Images


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Nic English
Nic is Editor-In-Chief at Squawka. A Maths graduate, he has a huge interest in football and football data and how it can be applied to the game we all love. He makes one football prediction per week, that's it.
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