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Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

The European football governing body’s executive committee decided “unanimously” to strip Brussels of its four matches due to the inability of Belgian organisers to guarantee the new stadium to the north of the capital where they would have been held could be built in time.

Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

The European football governing body’s executive committee decided “unanimously” to strip Brussels of its four matches due to the inability of Belgian organisers to guarantee the new stadium to the north of the capital where they would have been held could be built in time.

Moroccan World Cup celebrations turn violent in Brussels

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Brussels (AFP) – Celebrations turned violent in central Brussels on Saturday, minutes after the qualification of the Moroccan national football team for the next World Cup in Russia, police told Belga news agency.

Riot police were sent out to control a crowd of about 300 people, at one point firing water canon at revelers.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

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Brussels (AFP) – Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon’s tie with Besiktas.

Belgian international midfielder Dendoncker rose to majestically power home a header from Ivan Obradovic’s cross four minutes from time and cancel out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first-half opener.

Dendoncker denies United, violence mars Lyon-Besiktas

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Brussels (AFP) – Leander Dendoncker struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Anderlecht against Manchester United in the first leg of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final, while crowd trouble overshadowed Lyon’s tie with Besiktas.

Belgian international midfielder Dendoncker rose to majestically power home a header from Ivan Obradovic’s cross four minutes from time and cancel out Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first-half opener.

Rooney out of Anderlecht match despite training – Mourinho

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Brussels (AFP) – Wayne Rooney will not feature for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Anderlecht despite training on Wednesday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

The England striker missed United’s last two Premier League matches, against Everton and Sunderland, with an ankle injury but was involved in the session at the English giants’ Carrington training ground before United travelled to Belgium.

Rooney out of Anderlecht match despite training – Mourinho

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Brussels (AFP) – Wayne Rooney will not feature for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Anderlecht despite training on Wednesday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

The England striker missed United’s last two Premier League matches, against Everton and Sunderland, with an ankle injury but was involved in the session at the English giants’ Carrington training ground before United travelled to Belgium.

Unlikely lads looking to steer United to historic trophy

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Brussels (AFP) – It is a motley crew of Manchester United players heading to Brussels as history beckons for the 20-time champions of England.

With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and even David De Gea injured and likely to miss Thursday’s clash with Anderlecht, a gaggle of unlikely lads will look to propel the three-time European champions to a first ever victory in the continent’s secondary club competition.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Silva double blasts Spain past Belgium

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Brussels (AFP) Spain earned a World Cup qualifying boost by beating Belgium 2-0 in an international friendly on Thursday thanks to a David Silva double.

Both sides were on the rebound from disappointing Euro 2016 campaigns with new coaches Roberto Martinez for Belgium and Basque Jolen Lopotegui for Spain.

Impact sub gives Belgium win in Euro warm-up

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Brussels (AFP) Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman came off the bench to score the winner as Belgium came from behind to beat Norway 3-2 in their final pre-Euro 2016 friendly on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard had earlier netted for the home side in Brussels either side of goals for Norway from Joshua King and Veton Berisha.

Impact sub gives Belgium win in Euro warm-up

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Brussels (AFP) Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman came off the bench to score the winner as Belgium came from behind to beat Norway 3-2 in their final pre-Euro 2016 friendly on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard had earlier netted for the home side in Brussels either side of goals for Norway from Joshua King and Veton Berisha.

Belgian National Team

Some Soccer News for Mar 23, 2016

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It's Day 83 of 2016.


The Belgian national team was scheduled to play a friendly in Brussels next Tuesday the 29th against Portugal, but due to the terrorist attack they have decided to move the match to Portugal. Good idea.

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Even before the attacks in Brussels yesterday UEFA was already making plans to hold Euro2016 games in empty stadiums if necessary.

Some Soccer News for Mar 22, 2016

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It's Day 82 of 2016.


Our thoughts today are with the people of Brussels who were attacked by terrorists.
  • The Belgian national team is scheduled to play at friendly in Brussels on Tue Mar 29 v Portugal.

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Bob Bradley's Le Havre fell back into 4th place on Monday after a Red Star victory pushed them 1 point ahead with 7 games left to play.

Belgium

Belgium-Portugal cancelled after terrorist attacks

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Belgium's friendly international with Portugal due in Brussels next Tuesday has been called off following the deadly explosions that rocked Brussels airport and metro, local football authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

"For security reasons and also as a measure of precaution, the Brussels City hall asked us to cancelled the March 29 home game with Portugal, so the match is off, A communique from the Belgian Football Union said.

Belgium-Portugal cancelled after terrorist attacks

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Belgium's friendly international with Portugal due in Brussels next Tuesday has been called off following the deadly explosions that rocked Brussels airport and metro, local football authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

"For security reasons and also as a measure of precaution, the Brussels City hall asked us to cancelled the March 29 home game with Portugal, so the match is off, A communique from the Belgian Football Union said.

Day 6 of the World Cup: Brussels, Belgium

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Landing in Brussels you could feel the World Cup atmosphere. There were flags and signs about the Red Devils everywhere. For a country so divided, it is amazing to see that the power of football can unite it in such a way. Football is one of the only reasons that the country remains united.Belgium is not only a very nice country, but their football team has always been over-performing underdogs.

Belgium: A factory of talents

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It is impossible to deny that Belgium and it's National team, despite not being able to qualify to the last two editions of the World Cup or the last three of the European Cup, have recently become a hotspot for the birth of some of the most talented young football players currently found in Europe.

Belgium vs Netherlands 4-2 Highlights 2012 Mertens Lukaku Vertonghen Benteke Narsingh Huntelaar Goals Video Friendly

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Mercenary Belgium fans sell their Euro 2012 support to Holland on eBay

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Remember we told you about the Belgium supporters who had put their Euro 2012 allegiances up for grabs on eBay? Well, the auction has ended. The lot was won by an anonymous Dutch bidder who paid £2,400 to have the 20,000 Belgians support the Netherlands during the tournament. Unfortunately, it might be too little, too [.

Kljestan Captures Belgian League Championship

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Sacha Kljestan has joined the small fraternity of U.S. internationals who have added a league championship medal to their trophy case, as Anderlecht clinched their record-setting 31st title this past weekend. He is the second American to win a championship in Belgium, following Oguchi Onyewu's winning years at Standard de Liege.

Video: USA 0 – Belgium 1 (International Friendly Highlights)

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Jürgen Klinsmann's winless streak as USA Men's National Soccer team manager continued into his third match in charge when his team feel 1-0 to Belgium in an international friendly in Brussels on Tuesday. The loss follows a 1-1 tie with Mexico and a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in the USA's previous two matches under [.

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Preview: Anderlecht - Mons

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The Dragons of Mons head up to Brussels tomorrow to take on Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht in Pro League action.

Recap: Anderlecht 3 - 1 Gent

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In midweek league play Gent traveled to Brussels to take on Anderlecht and lost that one 3-1 thanks to a Milan Jovanovic brace and a Mattias Suarez strike in the European capital.

Hard times

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So we play in Brussels against Anderlecht on thursday, our first game in the group stage of the Europa League. A very important game ofcourse, and a chance for retribution after last years Euro League games against the Belgians. But things don't look very good for us. We didn't get to play one game in the Superleague, so we lack playing rythm.

Euro 2012

Food for US thought at Euro 2012

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Jurgen Klinsmann has been reporting on the European Championship for the BBC and no doubt picking up tips for his job as coach of the USMNT. When I asked him last year in Brussels if he preferred playing European nations given his background, he paused for thought, before replying that every country has something to teach you.

Jogo 0664/2011 - Elim. Euro 2012 - Azerbaijão 1x1 Bélgica

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Euro 2012, foi realizado no dia 02/09/2011, na cidade de Baku-AZE, onde jogaram as seleções do Azerbaijão (112º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Bélgica (37º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:

Eliminatórias Continentais
Brussels 29/03/2011 BEL4:1 (3:1)AZE 2008Baku 21/11/2007 AZE0:1 (0:0)BEL 2008Brussels 11/10/2006 BEL3:0 (1:0)AZE
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Lee Probert-ENG.

Videos

1972 European Championships

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West Germany beat the Soviet Union in the Brussels Final

Video Highlights

Who likes goals?

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As you can probably tell, I've been grabbing a semi-breather since returning from wacky Brussels with a chest cold mandated by the Belgian FA repeatedly having us stand in the rain. It's better now and I promise to stop slacking soon. At least, I made away with some of their finest sweets. That shop is crazy, it's like browsing for nosh at a ritzy museum.

The Rest

While I was in Europe

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I just spent ten days in Europe: Barcelona, Prague, Brussels and Madrid. I had originally planned to try to go to Munich to the CL final, but when I could not get tickets, I went to Prague and watched the final at the lovely and lively Old Square. It was on the same day where the Czech Republic had played and lost to Slovakia in the semifinal of the hockey World Cup, so there was a disappointed

Kempes, Dainton and shattered Arsenal Heysel dreams

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Did I imagine it? Did I, as a naive 15-year-old, dream it? Has the truth mysteriously melded with fiction and legend in the intervening years since that horrible night in Brussels?

You see, I am convinced I saw Dainton swipe the silverware from Argentinian star Mario Kempes as he tried to board the Valencia team bus after we lost to the Spaniards on penalties in the 1980 Cup Winner's Cup final at the now infamous Heysel Stadium.

Raul Gonzalez: Clear & Present Danger

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Here's Raul during the launch of the campaign "Football against Hunger" in Brussels lsat week. Image:Â AP Photo/Yves Logghe.

This lady is employing a classic Kickette distraction technique. Watch and learn, everybody, as she casually points to a random object in the middle distance, waits until her mark (in this case, the deliciously dressed and entirely unsuspecting Raul) is sufficiently engaged and then pounces, hurling him to the ground and doing what we all would, given this level of access.

Jogo 0850/2011 - Elim. Euro 2012 - Alemanha 3x1 Bélgica

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Eurocopa de 2012, foi realizado no dia 11/10/2011, na cidade de Dusseldorf-GER, onde jogaram as seleções da Alemanha (3º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Bélgica (34º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
1994Chicago 02/07/1994 GER3:2 (3:1)BEL Round of 161934Florence 27/05/1934 GER5:2 (1:2)BEL Preliminary round
Eurocopa
1980Rome 22/06/1980 BEL1:2 (0:1)FRG Final1972Antwerp 14/06/1972 BEL1:2 (0:1)FRG Semi-finals
Eliminatórias Continentais
Brussels 03/09/2010 BEL0:1 (0:0)GER 1992Brussels 20/11/1991 BEL0:1 (0:1)GER Group matches1992Hanover 01/05/1991 GER1:0 (1:0)BEL Group matches
Amistosos
2008Nuremberg 20/08/2008 GER2:0 (0:0)BEL 2004Cologne 31/03/2004 GER3:0 (1:0)BEL 1995Brussels 23/08/1995 BEL1:2 (1:1)GER 1984Brussels 29/02/1984 BEL0:1 (0:0)FRG 1982Munich 22/09/1982 FRG0:0BEL 1968Brussels 06/03/1968 BEL1:3 (0:3)FRG 1961Frankfurt/Main 08/03/1961 FRG1:0 (1:0)BEL 1958Brussels 02/03/1958 BEL0:2 (0:1)FRG 1956Cologne 23/12/1956 FRG4:1 (2:1)BEL 1954Brussels 26/09/1954 BEL2:0 (1:0)FRG 1939Brussels 29/01/1939 BEL1:4 (1:2)GER 1937Hanover 25/04/1937 GER1:0 (1:0)BEL 1935Brussels 28/04/1935 BEL1:6 (1:2)GER 1933Duisburg 22/10/1933 GER8:1 (2:0)BEL 1913Antwerpen 23/11/1913 BEL6:2 (4:0)GER 1911Liege 23/04/1911 BEL2:1 (1:0)GER 1910Duisburg 16/05/1910 GER0:3 (0:1)BEL
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Svein Oddvar Moen-NOR

Scout:
Mesut Özil (30.

Kljestan's goal lifts Anderlecht

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On a chilly evening in Brussels, Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht turned the heat up on Kokomotiv Moscow as five different players scored in the 5-3 win.

Anderlecht make souvlaki out of AEK

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Anderlecht opened the next chapter in their Europa League campaign at home with a convincing win over of AEK Athens in Brussels.

Preview: Weekend Belgian action

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Sacha Kljestan will be playing at home in Brussels this weekend, while Tristan Bowen will hope to make his Roeselare debut this weekend in Belgian action.