World cup retro: goalgarantie Wilmots, to villain Prendergast

Today, Belgium-Tunisia on the program. We look back on a previous confrontation.

Red Devils Glen De Boeck, Marc Wilmots and Daniel Van Buyten at the world cup 2002 © Belga Image

In addition to two oefeninterlands did Belgium and Tunisia each other only once in a match bet. In group H of the world cup 2002 held the men of coach Robert Waseige , and the North Africans, the score in balance. Marc Wilmots shot after thirteen minutes the 0-1 against the nets after Branko Strupar , the cross of Peter Van der Heyden perfectly in his feet had gekopt. Barely four minutes had the lead on the board when Raouf Bouzaiene keeper Geert De Vlieger no chance left with a delicious free-kick. At the end of Les Eagles de Carthage (the Eagles of Carthage) took immediately the end position.

Also in the other matches of the group stage, 2-2 against Japan and 3-2 win against Russia, could Das Kampfschwein score. In the eighth-finals took Belgium against Brazil and went Wilmots on the same elan. Referee Peter Prendergast approved his kopbaldoelpunt, however incomprehensible, to anger the Devil – and the entire nation. Rivaldo and Ronaldo shined their country ultimately to the next round. With two goals in the final against Germany made Ronaldo Brazil even for the fifth time world champion. For our national team followed after the world cup organised in Japan and South Korea, an absence of twelve years on large tournaments. Only in 2014 could the Devils themselves for the world cup in Brazil. The redeeming selectieheer was… Wilmots.

Marc Wilmots about his disallowed goal against Brazil

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