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Full name: Equipe de Belgique de football / Belgisch voetbalelftal
Nickname: Diables Rouges/ Rode Duivels (Belgian Red Devils)
Emblem: coat of arms of the Belgian Football Association (Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football Association)
Supporters nickname: there is no real nickname for general fans, the biggest fan organisation is Fan Club 1895
HQ during the 2018 World Cup: Nakhabino, about 40 kilometers west of Moscow.
La Brabançonne, national anthem
Waar is da feestje? Hier is da feestje
Come on Belgium
Also, Belgium had arranged for their official song during the Russian World Cup to be performed by the rapper Damso. But because his previous lyrics have been deemed sexist and seem to threaten violence against women there was a public outcry and the Belgian federation decided to end their collaboration.
Key Supporters’ language:
Shoot: shoot (French: a tir)
Yellow/Red Card: une carte jaune/rouge (French: un carton jaune/rouge)
The Referee is blind: le ref est aveugle
Corner: un coup de coin
Draw: un partage (French: match nul)
Goalkeeper: un keeper; (French: un gardien ou un goal)
Shirt: vareuse (French: maillot)
Can we play you every week?: jouer comme des klettes
Worst moment in World Cup history :
In the 2002 World Cup, Belgium faced Brazil for a place in the Quarter Final. Marc Wilmots had a goal ruled out before Brazil went on to win 2-0.
And, for this year’s World cup, Radja Nainggolan's omission from the squad, by coach Roberto Martinez, has angered many fans.
Best moment in World Cup history:
Belgium reached the Semi-Final in 1986 before losing to eventual winners Argentina, 2-0, and then losing the third-place playoff to France, but this fourth place finish is still their best performance at a World Cup.
Players to follow: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De-Bruyne
On social media:
Most common hashtags:
Belgian Red Devils
Active Belgium players on Twitter:
Kevin De Bruyne
Belgium Red Devils
1895 Belgium Fan club
Media and journalists:
Le Soir Sport