LEUVEN, Belgium - Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Denmark, 4-2, on Wednesday to book a spot in the Nations League's finals.The world's top-ranked team only needed a draw to qualify from the top tier&# ...
Nov 19, 2020
ZURICH - Qatar made the biggest move up FIFA's world rankings in 2019, driven by winning the Asian Cup.FIFA's year-end rankings published Thursday (Friday, Manila time) put Belgium at No. 1 for the second straight year.Qatar ...
Dec 20, 2019
SIX first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship.Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the continent-wide tournament, too.Belgium - the ...
Oct 11, 2019
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving ...
Mar 25, 2019
BRUSSELS - Romelu Lukaku scored both goals in Belgium's 2-1 win over Switzerland on Friday, putting the Red Devils in the lead of its group in the UEFA Nations League.The Swiss defended strongly throughout the match, but Lukaku converted ...
Oct 13, 2018
PETERSBURG, Russia - Belgium and England both leave the World Cup happy to have reached the semifinals. Belgium may be a little happier, though.The Belgians earned their highest World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match on ...
Jul 15, 2018
MOSCOW - On both ends of the field, Sime Vrsaljko got the job done.The Croatia defender set up the equalizer in the second half and then saved a likely goal by clearing a shot off the line in the first half of ...
Jul 12, 2018
KAZAN, Russia - Neymar used Brazil's famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn't hide their relief.Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time ...
Jul 7, 2018
MOSCOW - What to watch for in Friday's matchups at the Cup quarterfinals:TEAMMATES VS. TEAMMATESThe first match features a number of teammates on their professional clubs facing off against each other when France takes on Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod. France ...
Jul 6, 2018
KALININGRAD, Russia - Michy Batshuayi's celebration after Belgium's goal at the World Cup has drawn plenty of laughs online.The Borussia Dortmund striker scooped up the ball after Adnan Januzaj scored in a 1-0 victory over England and ...
Jun 29, 2018
MOSCOW - Belgium seems to be getting better and better - maybe even the best yet at the World Cup.It's still early, but a hugely talented Belgian squad made a big statement on Saturday in its 5-2 rout of Tunisia. ...
Jun 24, 2018
PERTH, Australia - Angelique Kerber won both of her matches as Germany beat Belgium, 2-1, in their opener at the mixed-team Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on Monday.David Goffin kept Belgium in the Group A encounter with a 6-3, ...
Jan 2, 2018
BRUSSELS - Authorities in Belgium have criticized an invitation to disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong as a special guest at next year's Tour of Flanders cycling classic.Lance Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles, but the American was stripped of ...
Dec 15, 2017
LILLE, France - Yannick Noah took a big gamble in the Davis Cup final and it paid off.When the France captain fielded an inexperienced pair for the doubles, many were perplexed. He was rewarded by a victory that put France one point ...
Nov 26, 2017
BELGIUM coach Roberto Martinez says Marouane Fellaini has sustained ligament damage in his left knee and has left the national team to return to Manchester United.Fellaini was hurt in the first half of Belgium's 4-3 win over Bosnia- ...
Oct 10, 2017
ROMELU Lukaku was on target Sunday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over Greece and a place at next year's World Cup.The Group H fixture was goalless until the 70th minute when Jan Vertonghen blasted the visitors into ...
Sep 4, 2017
BRUSSELS - With a showtime performance orchestrated by Thomas Meunier against part-timers from Gibraltar, star-studded Belgium produced a 9-0 victory to bring next year's World Cup finals ever closer.PSG's Meunier had three goals and three ...
Sep 1, 2017
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium - On a track loved by Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton equaled the Formula One great's record by securing a 68th pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday."It's a special day, definitely," Hamilton said. " ...
Aug 27, 2017
BELGIUM claimed the crown as the Philippines placed seventh in the sixth edition of the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.Just one year after an unexpected trip to the final of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup, Belgium enjoyed ...
Jul 3, 2017
THE Philippine team to the 2017 Fiba 3x3 World Cup is excited to mark a momentous occasion when it plays in the medal round for the first time in the history of the tournament.Officials hailed the historic accomplishment of the team ...
Jul 1, 2017
BRUSSELS - Dries Mertens led Belgium to a 2-0 victory over Estonia on Friday to give it a dominant position in World Cup qualifying Group H after closest challengers Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina played out a scoreless draw that was marred by ...
Jun 10, 2017
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