Lukaku bags double as Belgium sweep Iceland aside

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals as World Cup semi-finalists Belgium began their Nations League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Iceland on Tuesday. Eden Hazard converted a 29th-minute penalty after a foul on Lukaku, with the Manchester United…

Hazard ponders leaving Chelsea

Belgium forward Eden Hazard is considering leaving Chelsea before the start of next season, he said on Saturday, with Real Madrid thought to be his preferred destination. Hazard scored the second goal in Belgium’s 2-0 win over England in the…

2018 World Cup: Belgium beat England to finish third

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss. France will face Croatia in Sunday’s final…

New signing Opare confident in Royal Antwerp project

Ghana international Daniel Opare says he joined Belgian side Royal Antwerp because of his strong belief in the club’s project. The right-back, 27, signed a two-year contract which has a renewal option of a further season with the Red and…

Pogba dedicates France semi win to rescued Thai boys

France midfielder Paul Pogba dedicated his side’s World Cup 1-0 semifinal win over Belgium to the 12 Thai boys who were rescued from a flooded cave along with their coach on Tuesday. “This victory goes to the heroes of the…

Umtiti goal enough as France beat Belgium to reach final

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semifinal on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the…

French icon Henry plots his country’s downfall

The irony of Thierry Henry, one of France’s all-time soccer greats, plotting his own country’s downfall at the World Cup in Russia has not been lost on his former team mate Didier Deschamps, who calls it a bizarre situation. When…

Defeat to Belgium saddest moment of my career – Neymar

Less than a day after being knocked out the World Cup by Belgium, Brazilian striker Neymar said he will find it hard to return to club football. The Paris St Germain player came to Russia as one of the potential…

World Cup: Belgium hold firm to knock Brazil out

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France. A Fernandinho…

Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarterfinals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat spirited Japan 3-2 on Monday to set up a mouthwatering clash with five-time champions Brazil. The…

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