“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
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) July 4, 2013
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.