They’re back. The Red Devils will play against Scotland on Friday, September, 8th.
Two months after the end of the World Cup — which definitely made Belgium one of the major football teams across the World by ranking third– the Red Devils will participate in a new competition as of next week: the UEFA Nations League.
This competition, which has been set up for the first time this year by the UEFA, takes the form of a championship, divided into four divisions (A, B, C and D).
The ‘A’ Division is divided into four groups of three teams, and the winners of those groups will be qualified for the “Final Four” which will take place in June 2019. The winner of this final round will be awarded “Champion of the UEFA Nations League”.
Exciting news for Belgium
The Red devils are part of the ‘A’ Division, and they will play vs. Iceland and Switzerland. This is perceived as another opportunity to be successful in an international competition.
We’re not there yet, as the Red Devils will go to Iceland only on September 11th. But the game against Scotland in Glasgow on Friday will be a good preparation for the upcoming games. Roberto Martinez, the Devils’ coach, has strategically decided to keep the same backbone of players, as a result of the good performance in Russia. However, Kevin de Bruyne and Adnan Januzaj are not part of the list, as they are both injured. While Christian Benteke, who had not been selected for the World Cup, is back.
If you missed some of football matches over the last few weeks, this is an excuse to show up at your favorite Belgian bar on Friday at 8.45 pm.
Let’s go Belgium!