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Belgium


Federation founded: 1895
FIFA member since: 1904
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Red with yellow and black borders
Nickname: The Red Devils
World Cups qualified for: 12 (of 20)
Best results: 4th place 1986

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 41 W 14 D 9 L 18 GF 52 GA 66 Pts 51
Belgium are 14th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 First round 11 Squad
1934 First round 15 Squad Qualifiers
1938 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Second phase 10 Squad Qualifiers
1986 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 11 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Round of 16 11 Squad Qualifiers
1998 First round 19 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 14 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1986
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 2014
Biggest win 3-0 vs El Salvador 1970
Biggest loss 2-5 vs Germany 1934
Most wins in a row 4
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 7
Longest run qualifying 6 (1982-02)
Longest run not qualifying 3 (1958-66)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
BEL vs Europe W4 - D4 - L10
BEL vs South America W2 - D1 - L4
BEL vs Asia W3 - D2 - L1
BEL vs Africa W2 - D1 - L0
BEL vs N/C America W3 - D1 - L3

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Enzo Scifo 17 1986-98
Jan Ceulemans 16 1982-90
Franky van der Elst 14 1986-98
Eric Gerets 12 1982-90
Stephane Demol 11 1986-90
Georges Grün 11 1986-94
Frank Vercauteren 11 1982-86
Michel De Wolf 10 1986-94
Jean-Marie Pfaff 10 1982-86

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Marc Wilmots 5 1994-02
Jan Ceulemans 4 1982-90
Leopold Anoul 3 1954
Nico Claesen 3 1986-90
Enzo Scifo 3 1986-98
Philippe Albert 2 1990-94
Marc Degryse 2 1990-94
Raoul Lambert 2 1970
Erwin Vandenbergh 2 1982-86
Wilfred Van Moer 2 1970-82
Bernard Voorhoof 2 1930-38


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R United States L 0-3 1R Paraguay L 0-1 1934 1R Germany L 2-5 1938 1R France L 1-3 1954 1R England [aet] D 4-4 1R Italy L 1-4 1970 1R El Salvador W 3-0 1R Soviet Union L 1-4 1R Mexico L 0-1 1982 1R Argentina W 1-0 1R El Salvador W 1-0 1R Hungary D 1-1 2Ph Poland L 0-3 2Ph Soviet Union L 0-1 1986 1R Mexico L 1-2 1R Iraq W 2-1 1R Paraguay D 2-2 2R Soviet Union [aet] W 4-3 QF Spain [5-4 ap] D 1-1 SF Argentina L 0-2 3/4 France [aet] L 2-4 1990 1R South Korea W 2-0 1R Uruguay W 3-1 1R Spain L 1-2 2R England [aet] L 0-1 1994 1R Morocco W 1-0 1R Netherlands W 1-0 1R Saudi Arabia L 0-1 2R Germany L 2-3 1998 1R Netherlands D 0-0 1R Mexico D 2-2 1R South Korea D 1-1 2002 1R Japan D 2-2 1R Tunisia D 1-1 1R Russia W 3-2 2R Brazil L 0-2 2014 1R Algeria W 2-1 1R Russia W 1-0 1R South Korea W 1-0 2R United States [aet] W 2-1 QF Argentina L 0-1



 

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