In the qualifying games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Die Roten Teufel(The Red Devils) won the group match in advance, becoming the first European team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. Belgium national team has won 9 games and one draw and totally scored 46 goals in all qualifying games. It will meet England, Panama, and Tunisia in Group G in the 2018 World Cup Group Matches. It can be said that the squad is able to reach the next phase.
Nowadays, Belgium national team owns many talented and hardworking players. The Red Devils have gradually become stronger and more powerful in the past few tournaments. But they lost to Argentina led by Messi in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and they lost to Wales national team last year. Although the Belgium national team didn’t win the titles of major sporting events, it once was ranked the first in the FIFA World Ranking.
There are a few excellent and professional Belgian footballers. Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens are the most outstanding players in Europe. They play for their country and different football clubs.
Romelu Lukaku(born 13 May 1993) currently plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United. He played for the club for the first time in a game against Real Madrid on 8 August 2017 and scored his first goal. Lukaku scored two goals in a league game five days later, which made him the fourth Manchester United player to score two goals on his Premier League debut. Besides, this player scored a total of ten goals in his first nine appearances, so he broke the record that Sir Bobby Charlton had scored nine goals in his first nine appearances for Manchester United. In general, Lukaku has been one of only five players who have scored 50 Premier League goals before their 23rd birthday, and been the fifth youngest one to have scored 100 goals in Premier League.
As a Belgian player, he has scored 33 goals for the Belgian national team and participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2016.
The football match jerseys for Belgium national team have been provided by Adidas since 2014. Each Adidas shirt is well-designed and comfortable.
The 2016 Belgium home football shirt is also a multicolored shirt with red, black and yellow detail, which is inspired by Belgium national flag. The chest and the sleeves are black, while the lower half and the back of the jersey are completely red. Yellow Adidas three stripes are placed on both sides of the shirt, which catches the eye absolutely and makes athletes more aggressive. It features a simple but modern v-neck collar; the team badge and Adidas brand logo are printed on chest. Most noticeably, the Belgium national flag is shown inside and back of the collar, showing respect for the great country.
The home shirt is crafted with the latest sportswear technologies. Its fabric made by ClimaCool technology can keep players cool and dry, and 100% recycled polyester makes the shirt lighter and more durable.