December 16, 2013

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Belgium (UEFA), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Belgium, with 7 other player-options listed).

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Belgium national team. UEFA (Europe). Nickname: Rode Duivels/ Diables Rouges/ Rote Teufel (Red Devils). Home jersey: red with yellow and black trim.
-Belgium is in Group H (with Algeria, South Korea, and Russia). ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group H‘ (
FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Belgium’s 12th qualification out of 20 tries.
Belgium has qualified for the World Cup in: 1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2014.
Previous World Cup appearance: 2002, Round of 16/ 1-2-1. Highest World Cup finish: 1986, Fourth Place / 2-2-3.

Population of Belgium: 11.0 million {2012 census}. Capital and largest city: Brussels, pop. 1.8 million (metro area) {2011 figure}.

-Coach of Belgium national team:, Marc Wilmots. ‘Marc Wilmots‘.
-Squad captain, Manchester City CB Vincent Kompany. Vincent Kompany.
From ESPN, by Roger Bennett, from 7 Sept. 2013, ‘Belgium has talent to spare, but can it win?‘ (

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Belgium (with 7 other player-options further below) -
[Note: players shown below reflect 2014 WC final roster selection, 'Belgium national football team/current squad' (]
Photo and Image credits -
Map of Belgium/EU on globe, by NuclearVacuum at
Map of Belgium, by NordNordWest at
Belgium home jersey, photo from
Coach, Mark Wilmots, photo from [Belgium team, gallery]
Goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Europe via
Defenders, Toby Alderweireld (Atlético Madrid), photo from
Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich), photo from
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) , photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe via
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe via
Midfielders, Kevin De Bruyne (Chelsea), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe via
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester Utd), photo by Ian Hodgson at
Axel Witsel (Zenit Saint Petersburg), photo by EuroFootball/Getty Images Europe via
Eden Hazard (Chelsea), photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images Europevia
Forwards, Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), photo from
Romelu Lukaku (Everton), photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe via
Other options for squad –
Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham), photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images Europe via
Steven Defour (Porto), photo from
Kevin Mirallas (Everton), photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe via
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham), photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe via
Divock Origi (Lille), photo by Getty Images via
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe via

Dreis Mertens (Napoli), photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe via

Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Belgium national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.

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