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


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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