The Belgian threat

2013-10-17 13:25
Romelu Lukaku (Gallo Images)
Definite dark horse contenders, for sure. I am fortunate enough to play soccer and be good friends with a Belgian who visits his homeland quite often and is very knowledgeable regarding with his fellow soccer-playing countrymen. Alas, he is also a supporter of the Gunners, but nobody’s perfect.

So in the squad that defeated Croatia 2-1 away last week, there were at least 11 players who ply their trade in the toughest league in the world, the English Premier League. Now, I’ve been a fan of English Soccer since I could watch a telly and will always have bias, but the only other league that comes close is the Bundesliga – the Champions League final showing this point rather clearly.

La Liga is a total two-horse farce, and all the other clubs know it and happily snap up Spanish stars at bargain prices. Serie A has not credibility because there will be another scandal shortly. And as for the rest, well nothing. Bundesliga is excellent but for sheer toughness and fighting to make the top four, especially this season, then the EPL is the place to be.

So with all the experience these guys are racking up in the Premier League, along with their fellow players plying their trade elsewhere, Belgium (along with Netherlands and Germany) can beat any team in Europe at present.

Whether they can beat any team from South America is the unknown factor which could either find them coming up short, or excelling on the grand stage and taking the World Cup Trophy! They would do well to start planning plenty of away friendlies against teams from South America as preparation for their task.

And if somebody could knock out the hosts and eternal favourites Brazil along the way, then we could see a Belgium/Argentina final. 

Read more on:    mysport24


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.