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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Belgium

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# brabant killers
Belgian police release new photo in bid to solve 1980s 'Brabant Killers' case
The assailants killed 28 shoppers and wounded hundreds more in attacks on supermarket car parks.
# Belgium
Belgium reopens cold case over possible link to Madeleine McCann suspect
Carola Titze (16) was found dead in July 1996 in the resort town of De Haan on the Belgian coast.
# leopold II
‘The time for plaques is over’: Leopold II statue removed in Belgium
The Belgian king’s colonial rule is estimated to have cost the lives of millions of Congolese.
# setting a new standard
Fellaini lends €3 million to struggling former club - report
The Belgian international is reported to be following the example set by Axel Witsel in helping Standard Liege keep afloat.
# carnival of Aalst
'Racist and anti-Semitic' Belgian festival removed from UNESCO's heritage list
A float caricaturing Orthodox Jews with hooked noses and sitting on gold bags outraged Belgium’s 40,000-strong Jewish community.
# migrant crisis
Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium
The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.
# Ibrahimovic
‘I’ll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make': Zlatan reveals Lukaku snubbed bet
The Swede jokingly slated his former Man United team-mate for having a heavy first touch.
# Belgium
Fugitive ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to authorities after new warrant issued
Carles Puigdemont’s office said he rejects the warrant and opposes any attempt to send him back to Spain.
# No Problem
Concerns about Eden Hazard being overweight dismissed by Belgium boss Martinez
Roberto Martinez says the Real Madrid star’s weight is not an issue.
# issue
'He suffers with De Gea syndrome' - Belgium coach on Courtois
The Blancos ‘keeper was taken off at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Club Brugge on Tuesday, but Erwin Lemmens expects him to bounce back.
# Sam the man
Special win for Irish champion Bennett as he lands ninth of the season in Belgium
The Carrick-On-Suir rider is enjoying a brilliant run.
# vestiville
Cancelled Belgium music festival drawing comparisons to disastrous Fyre Festival
A fraud investigation has been launched into the festival.
# new arrival
Craig Bellamy follows Kompany to Anderlecht with three-year coaching deal
The former Wales striker has been announced as Anderlecht’s new U21 manager.
# Struggles
Belgium boss Martinez urges Lukaku to leave Man United
The Belgium boss feels the striker needs to find a move club in order to re-discover his best form.
# Up In The Air
'I know what I'll do but won't say' - Lukaku expecting 'busy summer' as he casts doubt over United future
The Red Devils striker did little to dismiss rumours of a potential Old Trafford exit after Belgium’s latest Euro 2020 qualifier.
# Reunited
Hazard will make the difference at Real Madrid - Courtois
The Real Madrid goalkeeper is expecting big things from his former Chelsea team-mate in Spain.
# not having it
'I wouldn’t want to be like her': Persoon to appeal narrow loss to Taylor
The Belgian policewoman was defeated by Taylor in a tight contest at Madison Square Garden.
# ep2019
Highest turnout in 20 years across EU as populist right and Greens make gains on establishment parties
Turnout was up to around 51% across the continent.
# Red DEvils
Kompany included in Belgium squad despite taking up player-manager role with Anderlecht
The departing Manchester City captain features in the international squad for the first time since November 2018.
# DNA test
Belgium's former king ordered to pay €5,000-a-day for failing to take paternity test
Albert II has always refused to acknowledge he may be the father of artist Delphine Boel.
# outspoken
'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?'
Colin O’Brien is standing firm on his comments following Monday’s controversial red card against the Czech Republic.
# Roundup
Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece
It was a busy day of action in the Uefa U17 European Championships across the country.
# On Home Turf
Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin
Colin O’Brien’s charges face Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium in next month’s tournament.
# peanuts
'£100m is too cheap in this market' - Sarri wants value for Hazard as Madrid move looms
The Belgian lit up Stamford Bridge last night scoring both goals in Chelsea’s win over West Ham.
# blooper
Thibaut Courtois gifts goal to Russia with howler of an error for Belgium
Thankfully for the Belgians, the Real Madrid goalkeeper’s mistake didn’t prove costly in the end.
# armando
Bird known as 'the Messi of pigeons' sells for record €1.25m
Armando had been expected to break the previous record of €376,000, but not by such a margin.
# End of the road
Fellaini calls time on international career to 'allow next generation continue success'
After 87 caps and 18 goals, the former Man United midfielder has called time on his Belgium career.
# Skeyes
No flights to or from Belgium due to strike; some Dublin flights cancelled
At least eight flights between Dublin and Belgium have been cancelled today as a result of the strike action.
# Support
Roberto Martinez baffled by Romelu Lukaku criticism
The Belgium boss thinks there is a lack of understanding about his main striker and the way he plays for Manchester United.
# Belgium
Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack
Fellow police officers retaliated by firing shots at the attacker who was subdued.
# Top Picks
'I do not deserve the Ballon d'Or. I think there are players who have been better than me'
The Chelsea and Belgium star believes Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award.
# Belgium
Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.
# Friendly
Dutch midfielder scores first international goal to end Belgium's winning run
Arnaut Groeneveld’s goal ensured the friendly between Belgium and the Netherlands ended in a draw.
# setting an example
'He has sacrificed himself' - Fellaini embodies the spirit that Man United need, says Mourinho
Jose Mourinho said he is pleased with the progress being made by the Belgian midfielder this season.
# amsterdam to london
Irish nationals among 21 people injured in Belgium bus crash
The bus was travelling from Amsterdam to London.
# Strike
600 Ryanair flights cancelled due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium
The airline has said that 100,000 passengers will be affected by the cancelled flights on 25 and 26 July.
# boots and bibs
Thierry Henry walks away from Sky punditry job to chase 'long term ambition' of being a manager
Roberto Martinez’ assistant in this World Cup wants a chance in the hot seat.
Belgium vs England, World Cup third place play-off
We went minute-by-minute as Belgium and England battled in Saint Petersburg vying for bronze.
# Media
'I don't understand why you should criticise the people of your own country'
Kevin De Bruyne wants the media to give Raheem Sterling ‘the love he deserves’ following his World Cup performances.
# Red DEvils
Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit
Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance