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‘The Belgians have their sporting duty done, England is not’

Eventually, the sporting fair-play it out: after a weak first half led to a stunning goal from Adnan Januzaj, the Red Devils to group profit. If they are here what do you want to meet them Monday along Japan for next weekend perhaps Brazil in the eyes.

The Red Devils pick up 9 9 in Russia © Belga

The whole day, the foreign media ask us how that well was, with the intentions of the Belgians. We got a new round of appointments, such as in France, Denmark, with a non-aggression pact – the shame of Moscow – or would both teams make? Or, that we ourselves did not know. That the Belgians with a new team would take office, that we knew, however, Roberto Martínez had the enough suggested, you need this time not even between the lines to read. But on the other side, so seeped in quickly, had Gareth Southgate the same thing in mind.

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The Belgians have their sporting duty done, England not

Martínez brought in nine new names, Southgate kept it at eight. England B vs Belgium B, it seemed rather a friendly match with some mates. Not too many cards, not too many duels, not too much pressure, not too much commitment. Good will with the audience, that was for sure. The whole day rondkuierend in the city, under the sun, enjoying Baltic weisbieren and other delights from the sea. Warmed up and appeared to kick off, some by touch in the dark. No one who knew what it would be. Belgium-Colombia or Belgium-Japan? A waste of time, or still enjoy?

It was, after the peace, the second. A beautiful spot of Adnan Januzaj decided on. Shortly after the rest got himself on the forum and Belgium in the first place. Until then we had mainly sit and pay attention to individual impressions in belgium. On the return of Vermaelen in the base, reluctantly started, but gradually his anchor points finding. On the other side had Leander Dendoncker the more difficult in the beginning – this level, also on training, is at this moment still a little too high for him. That also seemed to Thorgan Hazard on the flank of the case. A lot of drive, that is, as in the Belgian wing backs, but not always happy in the choices.

On the other side changed Januzaj good with the bad. The fastest custom seemed Tielemans, who for the defence the role of Kevin De Bruyne could take over the controls. Like a yo-yo next to Moussa Dembélé, with dieptepassen strooiend if it could. A change in the future, criticism of his selection over Radja Nainggolan should be ceased.

Januzai curled the Belgians over England © Belga

The Belgians have in the city of Side, where the older people still speak German, their sporting duty done, the fair-play respect. Of England, we have not seen. Too little pressure, barely flankenspel, barely any shots on goal, a lack of speed. The ease with which the Belgian is not a team of eleven more controlled points on intense training, but it was also because the opposition is well approved.

Passons. The Belgians did their sporting duty, and must now bear the consequences/the party to continue. So it had to be around the seventieth minute Vincent Kompany out of the tracksuit. Minutes, with the eye on Monday, – Japan, and then Friday night – hopefully against Brazil. Both matches at eight o’clock Belgian time. Beautiful in prime time in order to write a history. Kompany was the sixth inhabitant of Brussels on the field, after Januzaj, Boyata, Fellaini, Williams and Batshuayi. Brussels took place in Kaliningrad (the same?) the passing of the torch of Antwerp and Liège.

This generation sees Russia as ‘his last chance for medals at their home race.’ If it succeeds, they chose the hardest route. And a few successors were able to show. The core is over, everyone is ready for it. On the path are Japan, Brazil and maybe Argentina or France. England may be beyond Colombia!!!!, and then a Swedish or Swiss duel fight. Them rest of Spain.

We are looking forward to seeing the rest of this zomermars of the Red Devils, with their perfect trail. Appointment Monday night in Rostov-on-Don. Belgium-Japan.

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