Six clothing manufacturers have supplied the official team strip. In 2002, after all players of this generation had retired, Marc Wilmots became Belgium's top scorer at the World Cup with five goals. The winner of the Europa League play-off semi-final and the fourth-placed or fifth-placed team of the championship play-offs depending on cup winner will play one match to determine the Europa League play-off winner. Archived from on 16 July 2016. Archived from on 26 June 2016. Archived from on 28 June 2016.
Five players of this generation gained both prime individual and team awards in foreign top competitions or European club competitions: defenders and , wingers and , and forward. At Mexico 1986, the Belgian team achieved their then best-ever World Cup run at the time. Archived from on 1 July 2016. In 1954, they tied with England 4—4 after extra time , and in 1970, they won their first World Cup match, against 3—0. Gifted players in the 1940s and the 1950s included and attackers , and ; at the 1954 World Cup, Anoul shone with three goals, and newspaper named Coppens the event's best centre forward. Archived from on 21 November 2015. Archived from on 28 June 2016.
Thereafter, they played an entertaining round of 16 match against the , in which American goalkeeper made 15 saves. The first match between Belgium and France, the Évence Coppée Trophy played in 1904, was the first official match for both teams and the first official football match between independent countries on the European continent. In 1994, a 3—2 defeat to defending champions saw Belgium go out in the second round again. Archived from on 29 October 2016. Archived from on 26 May 2015.
Archived from on 26 June 2016. In between, a promising new generation was maturing at the ; qualified for the following year's , where the finished fourth. Highlighted names denote a player still playing or available for selection. Go for the larger size. Throughout most of their tournament matches in the 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s, the team played in a.
As 60 per cent of Belgians speak Dutch and 40 per cent French, commentaries for the national team matches are provided in both languages. Retrieved 11 June 2015 — via. In mid-1986, when the Belgian delegation reached the Mexico World Cup semi-finals, the squad started a project titled Casa Hogar, an idea of delegation leader. Cable broadband provider broadcast an eight-part documentary about individual players titled Rode Helden Red Heroes. As suffered passport problems and was unable to attend both matches, was called up for the match against Switzerland.
Archived from on 1 July 2016. Two minutes before the regular playing time ended, Hrubesch scored again denying Belgium a first European title. Archived from on 26 June 2016. Archived from on 1 July 2016. Archived from on 25 June 2016. Belgium's fastest goal after the initial was scored by , 8. The first Belgium A-squad in 1901 featured four Englishmen.
Archived from on 21 July 2016. However, France has two World Cups and have defeated the Belgians in all three World Cup encounters. Archived from on 26 June 2016. The Belgian squad participated in all three in the 1920s and kept the gold medal at home at the 1920 edition. The Mexican Medical Soccer Team was created after receiving an invitation from Dr. Amigoe di Curaçao in Dutch.
The are usually white, black or both; in 2014, the squad introduced a third, yellow kit. Since 1994, commercial channels such as and its sister channel , and in , have purchased broadcasting rights. The young Belgian squad qualified as unbeaten for the finals, and earned Belgium's second-ever with a four-match winning streak. Retrieved 19 September 2015 — via. Belgium 23 Men Squad Confirmed: Roberto Martinez has announced the 23 man squad for Belgium with couple of surprises in final 23 man list.