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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Belgium

All time
France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final
We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.
# Les Bleus
After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard
The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.
# Russia 2018
'Brazil didn't know what to do': De Bruyne hails 'beautiful' Belgium
Roberto Martinez’s side are into a World Cup semi-final.
# Momentous Win
Belgium survive Brazil second half surge to book World Cup semi-final spot
Kevin De Bruyne starred as Belgium dump Brazil out of the World Cup.
Brazil v Belgium, World Cup quarter-final
Belgium and Brazil battled it out for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
# Support
'To me he's not an actor... Neymar in the future will be the best in the world'
Romelu Lukaku has some sympathy for the under-fire Brazil star.
# heart eyes emoji
Hazard makes football beautiful, swoons Martinez
The Chelsea playmaker has been integral to Belgium’s run to the quarter-finals.
# samba boys
Thiago Silva defends Neymar theatrics after Brazil victory
Brazil meet Belgium in a blockbuster World Cup quarter-final on Friday and Thiago Silva is ready for a physical and technical challenge.
Belgium v Japan, World Cup last 16
Belgium played Japan, with a place in the last eight up for grabs.
# bobby m
Martinez 'honestly happy' to beat England to top spot
The Belgium coach has no regrets about beating England 1-0 to set up a potentially tricky run in the World Cup knockouts.
# unbeaten
Brilliant Januzaj strike sees unbeaten Belgium top Group G as England suffer World Cup defeat
A stunning goal from Adnan Januzaj saw Belgium defeat England to make it three wins from three.
England vs Belgium, World Cup
We went minute-by-minute as England faced Belgium with top spot in Group G up for grabs.
# It's Coming Home
'We're here to win, not plot final route,' says England boss Southgate
England face Belgium in their final group game tomorrow.
# Injury
'He's still recovering' - Belgium's top marksman Lukaku ruled out of Group G showdown with England
Tomorrow’s game has come a day too soon for the Man United striker, according to Roberto Martinez.
# Decision time
Man United midfielder Fellaini sets date for announcement on future
Tick tock……
# easy peasy
Lukaku and Hazard star with a brace each as Belgium crush Tunisia in seven goal contest
Roberto Martinez’s side are on the brink of the knockout stages following a one-sided victory in Moscow.
# Claim
Mousa Dembele will not join a Spurs rival
The Belgium international is assessing his options this summer but has assured Tottenham fans he will not join a top Premier League side.
# constructive criticism
Hazard plays down Lukaku criticism after accusing striker of 'hiding up front'
“Even though we have good players, it is not easy for us to play with a man short.”
# hitting form
Lukaku stars with two goals and an assist as Belgium cruise to pre-World Cup friendly win
Belgium fought back from a goal down in Brussels as Romelu Lukaku inspired a resounding victory over Costa Rica.
# Fingers crossed
'The golden generation in England won nothing. I think all of Belgium just wants to win something'
Chelsea star Eden Hazard thinks England’s underachievement serves as a warning to Belgium.
# getting better
Hazard hones World Cup form as Belgium outclass Egypt
Roberto Martinez’s side’s array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels.
# Injury Scare
Worry for Belgium as Vincent Kompany limps off in dull pre-World Cup friendly
An injury scare for Kompany was one of the few incidents of note in Saturday’s goalless draw with Portugal.
# Liège
Liege attack declared 'terrorist murder' as details emerge of gunman's release from jail
Belgian media reports that it’s belived Benjamin Herman was radicalised in prison.
# Liège
Liege attack: Two police officers and bystander shot dead by gunman with Islamist links
Federal prosecutors said they had launched a terror investigation into the incident.
# omission
Nainggolan left out of Belgium's provisional World Cup squad, Januzaj called up
Roberto Martinez has named his 28-man provisional panel, with the Roma midfielder a notable absentee.
# Mons
Two-year-old migrant girl killed by bullet to the face in Belgium
It’s unclear whether or not the bullet fired came from a police officer’s gun.
# Controversy
Russia to join Ireland's RWC Pool as ruling made on Rugby Europe debacle
Spain, Romania and Belgium were all hit with sanctions for fielding ineligible players.
# Looking Back
'I knew I was going to play. The only problem was I also knew he didn't want to play me'
Playing for Belgium under Marc Wilmots was not a source of enjoyment for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
# see you in court
Chelsea keeper Courtois to sue former Belgium coach Wilmots
Marc Wilmots’ recent claims about the leaking of Belgium team news at Euro 2016 has angered Thibaut Courtois, who is taking legal action.
# Salah Abdeslam
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium
Abdeslam was convicted of terrorism-related attempted murder over the shootout in which four police officers were wounded.
# decision
Five Spain players hit with lengthy bans following controversial World Cup qualifier
They accosted Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu after their 18-10 defeat to Belgium.
# Controversy
International Rugby Players call on World Rugby to take control after Rugby Europe mess
Ineligibility issues came to light after a recent Belgium v Spain fixture.
# Shambles
World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess
An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.
# l'enfant terrible
Belgian politicians have cut the allowance of the king's tearaway brother
Prince Laurent had in a statement issued by his lawyer sought to win the sympathy of lawmakers.
# Controversy
Romanian ref under fire after Spain's defeat sends Romania through to Ireland's World Cup pool
The Spanish could still qualify for Japan 2019 via play-offs.
# Belgium
Young woman accused of strangling four-year-old brother
The woman, who lives in Belgium, denies the claim and is supported by her parents.
# Gunners
Henry ready to step in at Arsenal but wants former boss Wenger to have 'last word'
Thierry Henry is currently assistant manager to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team.
# Salah Abdeslam
'I am not afraid of you', sole surviving Paris attack suspect tells Belgian court
Salah Abdeslam refused to cooperate with authorities today, and wouldn’t allow photos to be taken of him.
# new recruit
Belgian midfielder the latest player to join Waterford for their top flight return
22-year-old midfielder Faysel Kasmi has signed for the Blues ahead of the 2018 campaign.
# Antwerp
At least two dead and over a dozen injured in Belgium 'gas explosion'
The incident happened last night.