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Brazil – Belgium, a preview on the history

Peter Colin looks forward to the clash. “We, the hungry Belgians, want not very elegant or fairplay trophy, we want the elimination of Neymar and his friends, partying on nights, already we are playing our most schabouwelijke anti-match since René Vandereyken.’

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2002 Japan Wilmots Prendergast Ronaldo stop the clock. Delete Prendergast. Hold the breath in. Remember.

Rarely is a circle as been around. An ancient Greek dream about the perfect shape, on the Friday just before the kick-off sublimated by 11 strong Devils. The first sketches of the future is drawn, the past may be rewritten, trauma forgotten. The pen that Roberto Martinez are master plan designs may be a touch of magic and poison contain – not the same pen, which have thus far been successful ultra-attacking 3-4-3 shot.

Football against Brazilians is a different sport. The kamikazeact against Japan that a Houdini-act was perhaps the ideal way to a mirakelsfeertje to create. And it goes further than Belgium only, the magic is already all world cup long on any Russian street up for grabs. Because let’s be clear: on a scale of 88 years interlandvoetbal would be off of Brazil, even more than Spain or the USSR, a stunt from the thousand.

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We, the hungry Belgians, want not very elegant or fairplay trophy, but the elimination of Neymar and his friends, partying on nights back and reparation for 2002.

The formation need not necessarily overboard, given our ratio centrumverdedigers/flankverdedigers is a driemansdefensie a good logical discovery of the amiable Catalan. The balance there just for must be reviewed. Martinez has the historical duty to his principles, to deny. So he will be ideal of beauty, a bladgouden dream about the perfect match, just need to exchange it for raw realism, but cynicism. It is necessary that he is the – admittedly small – excess quality and tactical cunning to the opponent acknowledges. First, the Divine Yellow Arch break down before a Red Cathedral. No nonchalance on Vertonghen, but the focus of a Vermaelen. Return the lightness of Carrasco once for the surrender of Chadli, whose drive even the Japanese be jealous of. Slide De Bruyne at the expense of super-de-luxe-substitute Mertens and leave Fellaini in a nostalgic flurry back the loyal lieutenant of Axel Witsel, the heart of the playing field, co-controlling, physically dominant. Time for more on college-level. And more.

For once it is allowed, should a vicious violation of our typical politely waiting for the opponent (‘here, you too should have fun’) to break through, there should be Uruguyaans camp in the own 16, there may be swearing and vituperation at each half-schwalbe, as long as Lukaku but that one masterly counter in minute 80 completes and the nation, the delirium gives.

We, the hungry Belgians, want not very elegant or fairplay trophy, we want the elimination of Neymar and his friends, partying on nights, already we are playing our most schabouwelijke anti-match since René Vandereyken, or we keep 2 suspensions and 3 injuries, we claim our right to reparation for 2002, demands blood, sweat and tears, a now-or-never-about-us-corpse mentality.

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Friday happens. Then cheer, because cheer is routine, but throw ourselves, from the heart, for a dimension of freedom within the freedom

The realization of this interest seems to be with Martinez happy present (‘Red Devils, for this match, you were born’), and we want the same awareness for every Devil to find, even those 10 seconds before the start of the penalty shoot-out incident, for on 10 seconds to decide we competitions, such as Courtois, incarnate ambition like no other knows it.

In such a world cup, in that otherwise cold and frozen Russia, in that all too bureaucratic in Belgium, football is suddenly back in the concrete epicenter of our existence as it is in our kindertijden was. Friday happens. Then cheer, because cheer is routine, but throw ourselves, from the heart, for a dimension of freedom within the freedom.

Jetzt oder nie, maintenant ou jamais, do or die. From this contest is a new kind of Belgium was born.

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