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England football captain Harry Kane(Twitter)

Harry Kane can eclipse Rooney scoring record for England: Gareth Southgate

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 02:10 PM IST
Kane has scored 32 goals for England since making his debut in 2015 and is on course to overtake Rooney, who retired from international duty with 53 goals.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Leicester City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - July 1, 2020 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Leicester City - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - July 1, 2020 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Jon Super/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Coleman says Everton must build on early promise in Ancelotti era

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Coleman said the Merseyside club must ensure the momentum does not fizzle out, having experienced false dawns under former managers Silva, Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instruction to his team.(REUTERS)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instruction to his team.(REUTERS)

Roberto Martinez to remain Belgium coach till 2022 FIFA World Cup

Brussels | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Martinez will stay until the end of the 2022 World Cup and will also act as the technical director of the Belgian Football Association, it said in a statement.
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers Roundup: Nine-star Belgium qualify, Netherlands fight back to beat Northern Ireland

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:03 AM IST
Lukaku took his record Belgium international tally past 50 goals as Roberto Martinez’s Group I leaders opened up an unassailable 11-point lead over third-placed Cyprus with three games remaining.
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, celebrates with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.(AP)
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, right, celebrates with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.(AP)

Roberto Martinez sings Kevin De Bruyne’s praises after Scotland rout

Glasgow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Belgium were without injured captain Eden Hazard but his absence went unnoticed as the world’s top ranked team turned in a slick, overwhelming performance, going 3-0 up by halftime.
File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)
File image of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.(REUTERS)

Belgium at a loss to explain collapse against Swiss

Lucerne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Some players felt the World Cup semi-finalists might have got carried away after they went two goals ahead after only 17 minutes.
Brazil were knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 by Belgium in quarter-finals.(AFP)
Brazil were knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 by Belgium in quarter-finals.(AFP)

Neymar backs Tite for Brazil despite World Cup failure

Omnisport, Rio de Janeiro | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 08:52 PM IST
Tite should continue in his role as Brazil coach even after World Cup failure, according to talisman Neymar.
Arsene Wenger admitted he was obsessed with ensuring Arsenal’s success on the pitch, adding that sacrifices in his personal life were one the hardest parts of being a manager.(REUTERS)
Arsene Wenger admitted he was obsessed with ensuring Arsenal’s success on the pitch, adding that sacrifices in his personal life were one the hardest parts of being a manager.(REUTERS)

Arsene Wenger says he regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Arsene Wenger, who was appointed in October 1996, left Arsenal at the end of last season after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry during a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)
Belgium assistant coach Thierry Henry during a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)

Thierry Henry quits TV to focus on coaching after Belgium success at FIFA World Cup 2018

AFP, Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Thierry Henry, who had worked for Sky since 2015, has been an assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez since 2016 and helped lead the team to third place at the FIFA World Cup 2018
Belgium will play England in their 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off for third place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018.(AFP)
Belgium will play England in their 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off for third place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Belgium aim to end tournament on a high

Saint Petersburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 12:00 PM IST
The previous FIFA World Cup 2018 match between England and Belgium saw both coaches heavily rotate their teams, and a similar scenario is likely in Saint Petersburg for the third place play-off, with several fringe players pushing for a start.
France's players celebrate their win at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)
France's players celebrate their win at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: How smart France trumped beautiful Belgium

Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 05:55 PM IST
France stayed patient, targeted Moussa Dembele to quell Belgium’s attacking brilliance
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instructions to his team during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against France.(REUTERS)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez gives instructions to his team during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against France.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez disappointed after loss against France

Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 02:00 AM IST
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the FIFA World Cup 2018 final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday.
France players celebrate after Samuel Umtiti scored his side's goal during the FIFA World Cup semi-final against Belgium at the St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.(AP)
France players celebrate after Samuel Umtiti scored his side's goal during the FIFA World Cup semi-final against Belgium at the St. Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup: Samuel Umtiti’s goal helps France edge past Belgium to enter third final

Hindustan Times, St. Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 08:09 AM IST
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st minute goal helped France beat Belgium 1-0 to enter their third final of the FIFA World Cup after 1998 and 2006.
Belgium face France in the first World Cup 2018 semi-final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(AFP)
Belgium face France in the first World Cup 2018 semi-final in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(AFP)

World Cup 2018: Blaise Matuidi returns for France, Belgium draft in Mousa Dembele

Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 10:55 PM IST
Moussa Dembele was a surprise pick to replace the suspended Thomas Meunier in Belgium’s line-up and Blaise Matuidi was restored to the France midfield for Tuesday’s World Cup 2018 semi-final.
France (in pic) face Belgium in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
France (in pic) face Belgium in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium’s Roberto Martinez best coach but France favourites

Hindustan Times | By Bhaichung Bhutia
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 12:34 PM IST
While Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has impressed with his tactics, France, who are yet to hit top gear, are still favourites to win their second FIFA World Cup, according to Bhaichung Bhutia.
Belgium take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)
Belgium take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France-Belgium gear up for a mega midfield battle in semi-finals

Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 01:52 PM IST
How their battle at the centre of the pitch develops could determine whether the 1998 champions France or the 1986 semi-finalists Belgium seal the first final spot in FIFA World Cup 2018 first last four clash in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Belgium captain Eden Hazard has been instrumental in his team’s success at the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Belgium captain Eden Hazard has been instrumental in his team’s success at the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

Belgium’s Eden Hazard spells FIFA World Cup 2018 danger for France

AFP, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Eden Hazard looks like a man on a mission to ensure Belgium’s so-called golden generation live up to their billing by bringing home the FIFA World Cup for the first time in the country’s history. Belgium face France on July 10
Roberto Martinez’s strategies have played a big role in taking Belgium to the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-finals.(REUTERS)
Roberto Martinez’s strategies have played a big role in taking Belgium to the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-finals.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez strikes right balance for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’

Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2018 09:46 PM IST
Belgium are in the last four for just the second time in their history, and will meet France in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday after claiming their biggest-ever World Cup scalp by beating Brazil 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals.
Belgium’s coach Roberto Martinez during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018.(AP)
Belgium’s coach Roberto Martinez during the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Belgium at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on July 6, 2018.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Roberto Martinez hails ‘heroes’ after Belgium shock Brazil

Kazan, Russia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 08:04 AM IST
Belgium tore Brazil apart on the counter-attack in the first half of their FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-final, before hanging on in the second to close out a famous 2-1 victory.
Brazil's midfielder Casemiro (L) and forward Neymar celebrate after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 match against Mexico.(AFP)
Brazil's midfielder Casemiro (L) and forward Neymar celebrate after winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 match against Mexico.(AFP)

Brazil seek to temper FIFA World Cup 2018 hopes of Belgium’s ‘Golden Generation’

AFP, Kazan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:28 AM IST
On paper, a Belgium side containing the talents of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and striker Romelu Lukaku have the potential to cause a FIFA World Cup 2018 upset against Brazil in the quarterfinals
Japan's Keisuke Honda retired from international football after they lost to Belgium in the FIFA World Cup on Monday.(Reuters)
Japan's Keisuke Honda retired from international football after they lost to Belgium in the FIFA World Cup on Monday.(Reuters)

Japan’s Keisuke Honda calls time on international career after FIFA World Cup exit

Rostov-on-Don | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 03:50 PM IST
Keisuke Honda retired from international football after Japan lost 2-3 to Belgium in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 game in Russia.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez celebrates with Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after winning the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan.(AP)
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez celebrates with Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after winning the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan.(AP)

Belgium proved winning mentality in stunning comeback, says coach Roberto Martinez

Rostov | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Roberto Martinez believes Belgium’s players have proved they care following their remarkable 3-2 World Cup victory over Japan.
Belgium's Nacer Chadli celebrates scoring their third goal with Marouane Fellaini against Japan in FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Nacer Chadli celebrates scoring their third goal with Marouane Fellaini against Japan in FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nacer Chadli, Marouane Fellaini create history as Belgium beat Japan

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 02:13 AM IST
Nacer Chadli scored a stunning injury-time winner as Belgium fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Japan 3-2 in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 encounter on Monday.
Belgium will face Japan on July 2, 2018 for their round of 16 match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.(AFP)
Belgium will face Japan on July 2, 2018 for their round of 16 match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium wary of complacency as Japan chase history

Rostov-on-Don | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 01:06 PM IST
Roberto Martinez’s side defeated England 1-0 in their last FIFA World Cup 2018 outing to top Group G, earning what on paper should be a straightforward last 16 assignment against Japan.
Romelu Lukaku in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 23, 2018.(AFP)
Romelu Lukaku in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 23, 2018.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Injured Romelu Lukaku a doubt for England clash

Kaliningrad (Russia) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Romelu Lukaku has missed training this week after picking up an ankle injury in Belgium’s 5-2 victory over Tunisia last Saturday, and has since had scans to discover the extent of the injury.
Belgium (in pic) will take on England in their last group game of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Kaliningrad on Thursday.(AFP)
Belgium (in pic) will take on England in their last group game of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Kaliningrad on Thursday.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: England, Belgium battle for Group G top spot

St Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:10 PM IST
Both England and Belgium are assured of a place in the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 and will look to continue their winning momentum when they face off in the concluding Group G match in Kaliningrad.
Belgium players celebrate after defeating Panama in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)
Belgium players celebrate after defeating Panama in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Togetherness is key for Belgium - Roberto Martinez

Reuters, Moscow | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 01:09 AM IST
Romelu Lukaku scored in the 69th and 75th minute to ensure Belgium’s victory over Panama after Dries Mertens drew first blood in the 47th minute
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the international friendly football match between Belgium and Costa Rica at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on June 11, 2018.(AFP)
Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the international friendly football match between Belgium and Costa Rica at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on June 11, 2018.(AFP)

Belgium rip into Costa Rica in final FIFA World Cup 2018 warm-up game

Agence France-Presse, Brussels | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 09:29 AM IST
Belgium were just too much for Costa Rica, who opened brightly but ended up on the wrong side of a 4-1 scoreline in a warm-up match ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Vincent Kompany, who suffered a groin injury, was included the Belgium football team for the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)
Vincent Kompany, who suffered a groin injury, was included the Belgium football team for the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Vincent Kompany in Belgium final squad despite injury

Associated Press, Brussels | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Vincent Kompany has been included in Belgium’s final squad for the FIFA World Cup 2018 despite suffering an injury in the friendly with Portugal on Saturday.
Belgium will be the dark horses in the FIFA World Cup 2018 thanks to their talented squad.(REUTERS)
Belgium will be the dark horses in the FIFA World Cup 2018 thanks to their talented squad.(REUTERS)

Belgium seek to match potential with good performance in FIFA World Cup 2018

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Ranked third in the world,Belgium boast of top-level Premier League performers in their side and will be one of the firm favourites to lift the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy on July 15 in Moscow.
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