Can Belgium win the World Cup 2022 Qatar?
The biggest dream for all the Belgians around the world is to see their nation lift the World Cup. It is the ultimate title for any player and to lift it is one of the biggest achievements for them. All that makes it very special but to achieve it is a difficult task. People don’t know how rich Belgium’s history is when it comes to football. This country has gifted the footballing world with many exceptional talents in the past.
Belgium has participated fourteen times in the World Cup but with little luck to win it. Can they win the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted by Qatar?
World Cup 2022 Qatar Odds: Belgium +1200 (7th position)
The current Belgium team is highly skilled and a lot better than the previous teams this country has produced. On the team sheet, some world-class players are the heart and soul of their clubs. One more reason to make this claim strong is that this team made it to the 3rd runner-up in the World Cup 2018, a feat that wasn’t reached before these players.
The dream is very much alive for all the fans of the Belgium National Team all around the world.
The Belgium National Team:
One of the most vital positions for any team and the Belgian Red Devils too. They are lucky to have the current best keeper of the world Thibaut Courtois in their squad. In the Nations League Courtois was not called up due to some reasons but the Champions League winning keeper has been called up again to play for his country. Courtois won the ‘Man Of The Match’ title at the final of the UEFA Champions League 2022 as he denied any shots in goal from Liverpool. A player of his calibre can turn the tide of any game as a single goal from his team can win the match if he does not concede for the whole game. The other good alternative to Courtois is Mignolet who is well experienced and has faced many great teams during his career. The area of goalkeeping looks pretty secure for Belgium.
In order to concede no goals during the match, Courtois will require a good amount of help from the defenders. The current great options in defence for Belgium are Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, Thomas Meunier, Dedryck Boyata and other young aspiring talents. Some of these names are very famous and understand the dynamics of the game. The duo Vertonghen and Alderweireld are alone capable of stopping crucial attacks from the opposition.
The manager has some decent options and if selected efficiently they can dominate their defence and avoid conceding goals.
The most interesting area of this team is the midfield as there are so many young and exceptional players ready to play for them. The best midfielder of this generation Kevin De Bruyne dominates the midfield of this team converting passes to goals with this great vision and experience. De Brune is at the right age where he can help his country and if he does help them win the World Cup it will certainly put an end to the debate of who is the best midfielder of this era. Apart from his there are many other great talents such as Thorgan Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Alex Witsel, Adnan Januzaj and a few others.
All these players play for top clubs in Europe that qualify frequently for the Champions League and also strive for lifting the title. All of them have shown their potential in the previous international competitions and now they will have to show their talent in the ultimate challenge to win the WC for their nation.
The highest-scoring attacker in the history of Belgia is a part of the current squad and is also in the best form of his life. It is the best time for Romelu Lukaku to make a name for himself in this World Cup. Lukaku is also among the top 3 favourites to score the most goals in the WC 2022. It would be right to say that he is one of the best attackers out there who are going to play the WC.
Real Madrid player Eden Hazard also got called up for his nation and he is also expected to make an appearance in the upcoming World Cup.
Other big names that are expected to play in the attacking positions are Divock Origi, Mitchy Batshuai, Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke and others.
If Croatia can reach the World Cup final in 2018 with a team like that then surely with the right dedication Belgium can win the World Cup. If you combine Lukaku, Hazard, De Bruyne, Vertonghen and Courtois together then it will create a team capable enough to win over any other team. The manager needs to understand the areas that are weak and make strategies for how to convert these weak areas into something beneficial for them.
The beauty of the World Cup is that you can never be sure about who is going to win it. So, expect the unexpected.