Belgium is one of the most promising nations to have qualified for the 2014 world cup. Although they are considered by most soccer analysts to be slight underdogs in the world cup, when one takes a critical look at the entire squad, it becomes clear that they are one of the forces to be reckoned with and can equally be called genuine contenders to win it. Looking back at the qualifying round, Belgium impressed everyone as they comfortable went through all the matches and recorded wins in almost all of them. The entire squad is made up of players who are enjoying first team appearances in their various clubs. Their starting eleven is made up of high reputable players who are well known around the football world. Looking at their defense, it becomes quite obvious that Belgium has one of the finest defenses in the entire world cup. Their first choice goalkeeper T. Courtois, is one of the best keepers in the world. Apart from helping his club win the la liga title, he also took them to the champions league final and he was crowned la liga goalkeeper of the year. Their second goalkeeper, Mignolet is also a wonderful choice to have as a backup. Among their defenders are players like V. Kompany who is currently one of the best players in the Barclays premier league, T. Vermaelen who starts at arsenal fc, T. Vertonghen, Van Buyten, and T. Alderweireld who are all players of high reputation in the football world. When it comes to their midfield, Belgium has a very good combination of players. With the likes of E. Hazard, one of the world’s finest players, the young and talented K. De Bruyne, the stronghold midfielder M. Fellani, man united wonder kid A, Januzaj and other outstanding players like M. Dembele, S. Defour and A. Witsel. With players like these, football is a joy to watch. Their midfield could be compared to other top footballing nations like Brazil, Germany and Argentina who have all graced us this year with young and outstanding talents. And finally at the heart of the attack, we have the Chelsea youngster who has been on two successful loan deals and is no worth about 20millon pounds. The other players include K. Mirallas, D. Mertens and D.Origi. When all these players are put together, they become magnificent and produce outstanding results. Although when compared to the likes of Brazil, Spain and Argentina, they are considered slight underdogs. But with the right draws and consistent excellent performances, the Belgium team can go all the way to surpass all expectations and win the world cup.


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