The 21st Soccer World Cup begins on Thursday with a duel between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Red Devils off to Russia in style

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 15:26
The Red Devils left on Wednesday at about 12:15 Belgian time for the football World Cup in Russia on board the “Trident”, the national team’s Brussels Airline plane.
Belgium’s Red Devils completed their preparation for Football World Cup 2018 with a convincing 4-1 thumping of Costa Rica on Monday evening at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.
Belgium has potentially the 7th most expensive football team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to a study by the CIES football observatory, published on Monday.
"Whatever the result tomorrow, the most important thing is to be ready for D-Day against Panama", Eden Hazard said on Sunday while at the National Football Centre in Tubize. 
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is optimistic about the Red Devils’ chances at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, assuring journalists on Tuesday that the team has what it takes to beat any other squad.
Twenty-five players, of which four goalkeepers, participated in the general training Thursday at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize.
The city of Ghent plans to launch this year the construction of the biggest skate park in Belgium - and one of Europe’s biggest.
The national selector Roberto Martinez came back on his choice to preselect 28 players, but not Radja Nainggolan, in view of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
One of the country’s leading cardiologists, Professor Pedro Brugada, has warned of the danger faced by runners in this weekend’s 20km run through Brussels, where temperatures are forecast to reach 28 degrees.