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Euro 2020: Can Belgium shed the 'Dark Horses' tag?

Jun 06, 2021 18:25 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Number 1 ranked FIFA team in the world, Belgium, head into the Euro, with their golden generation looking to finally win a major international trophy and build a legacy for their future stars.

After a super show at the 2018 World Cup which stunned many teams, The Red Devils are coming into the tournament having won all 10 of their qualification games. 

Spearheaded by captain Eden Hazard, Belgium’s squad is loaded with super talent and phenomenal goalscoring power in Romelu Lukaku, who was their top scorer in the qualifiers and Kevin De Bruyne, who netted 20 Premier League goals for Manchester City in the 2019/20 season.

Belgium bowed out of the Euro 2016 after a shock loss to Wales and Roberto Martinez was given the charge of the side. He took Belgium to their best World Cup finish in 2018. 

Though Belgium are yet to win a Euro title, their best finish came in the 1980 edition where they ended up as the runners up. The Red Devils have participated only 5 times out of 14 European Championships and made it to the knockouts thrice.

They are now placed in Group B along with Denmark, Finland, and Russia. Though none of these teams is weak, Belgium is still an overwhelming favourite to win the group.

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