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From now on, is the generation of 2018, the reference framework for the Belgian football

The spirits of ’86 are driven out. The victory against England was earned, and was also the victory of the experience.

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For the first time, retrieves Belgium bronze at a world cup. The spirits of ’86 are driven out, and from now on (and actually for quite a while) is the generation of 2018, the reference framework for the Belgian football. They broke the first road to the European top clubs, were then first on the FIFA ranking and were now advertising for the Belgian football on the world stage.

Seven games played, six times earnings. Doelpuntenverhouding: 16-6. Close to a finale, a couple of inches. With lifted head, and a bronze medal, can the Red Devils last night, a long party to enter. And that will probably continue until tomorrow, if they are from one celebration to the other parade, to be dragged. The small eyes are there on the dais with the King, and later on that of the Grand-place in Brussels. But the tribute (and a holiday) is deserved, the praise rightly.

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The small eyes are there on the dais with the King, and later on that of the Grand-place in Brussels.

This world cup had to a golden generation of a crowning. All they had to pressure imposed, dreamed of medals at their home race. That was the also. Long was what I spotted, by the anciens. That they have all the gold in the feet, but yet nothing won. In St. Petersburg they did that. Unfortunately, it went on to bronze, but the focus was there. That had to be the lead in the legs that there was – also in the opponent, to compensate, in the oven that the arena of St.-Petersburg. It was a hot humid wind from the sea blew. Also that still, nothing remained of the Belgians saved. Maybe FIFA about four years, in the sandbox of Doha, but just two medals out. Two bronzes.

It was the koningskoppel Hazard-De Bruyne in the 82nd minute, the icing on the cake could convert. The one prepared for, the other made off. His third in this tournament, one less than Lukaku, four goals in his first two matches, against England, tired and under the expectations. If it is in the head not to go after a long season, also want to the feet. Too bad, because until Brazil if the Belgian number 9 look back on a very good tournament. The last week was there for him a lot.

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The last week was there for Lukaku too much.

Winning twice in England – that here fourth ends, but ultimately only three of his seven races and could win three times, lost it, of Colombia won the penalty shoot-out): the Red Devils in the Premier League will play in the coming months, their team mates may tease. Especially Jan Vertonghen, who is half the Striker opposite him.

The victory against England was earned, and was also the victory of the experience. This Belgian team was much more mature than her opponent in St.-Petersburg and Kaliningrad. Belgium B was a bit too large for England B, and the A’s also. With even more pronounced difference.

A lot of attention over the last two years has gone to the attack of the Belgians, who is also here at the event. Therefore, it is now time for the defence. That grew in this tournament. Thomas Meunier in the two years, a pillar has become, in which an edge can build. Jan Vertonghen made one mistake, against Japan, but recovered that in a beautiful way. His last two weeks were of a very high level, the vice-captain, awarded with that a season. That they for Tottenham to extra-sporting reasons Toby Alderweireld months on the side sheaves, understands no one who is the Antwerper here saw. He saved in St. Petersburg is still a ball on the line, for us, was that his crown on a strong four weeks. And Vincent Kompany grew in this tournament. His start against Japan, we felt hesitant, certainly in possession of the ball, but along the way, he was the rock in the surf. Themselves wegcijferend at the service of the whole, to the image of the succesploegen on this tournament.

You could in England a luminary to lash out? No. In France? Nor. Modric cijferde is gone completely for the success of Croatia, Hazard did that in Belgium. He stood when it had to, against Brazil. And tried what he could, against France.

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The big win of the tournament, the team spirit, and the preservation of football on the ground.

The big win of the tournament, the team spirit, and the preservation of football on the ground. Wednesday we saw England sink into after a good start against Croatia and suddenly lapse into Sam Allardyce-football: long strokes, fast at home. The nerves (and a lack of peace in the society) took them to a final. Against the Belgians, they did it differently, but the gravy was made from the legs and also now lacked peace and overview. All too often stood with the Red Devils well. The Devils rejected never their game: not against Brazil, not against France, twice against England. They made their football here even richer: more tactical flexibility than during the qualifications, even more sharp counters. They can defending teams from each play (unless the opponent is France that is), but also offensive tackle. Everything came together here, was mature. Give them space, and they proved to be deadly.

Later in september the Nations League. Hopefully with Roberto Martínez, as his sleeve pulled. Fortunately, ordered the bond to him for this tournament for two years on signs. If they have him on board, with a beautiful project and the willingness to further invest in the expansion of the functioning, can this vibe be extended. With Boyata is anyone ready to back a role to take over, Tielemans (good first half, then flooded) needs his team to play forward and can then continue to grow to this level. Here he was the youngest Belgian, but saw that you never. A lot of self-confidence and technique, that is the basis for a spot on the society to enforce.

Appointment on september 11, european centre. Time for a new fairy tale, that about two years might result in a european CHAMPIONSHIP finals in London. If that is no challenge…

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