The Belgian coach’s contract has been extended for an additional two years.
Talking football. Quick reminder in case you have been living on another planet for a couple of months, the FIFA World Cup will start on 14 June, with a game between Russia (hosting country) and Saudi Arabia.
Although the history of football has not made Belgium a favourite for International competitions, Belgium has been growing over the past years and have become a really interesting team. Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois have indeed acceptable chances to advance quite further in the competition this summer.
In order to prepare for the competition as well as possible, the Royal Belgian Football Association has decided to reaffirm its confidence in Roberto Martinez. The 44-year Spanish coach has indeed been offered an extension of his contract for an additional two years, which means he will be in charge of the Red Devils until 2020. That’s definitely a good point for the national team, which only lost one game since Roberto Martinez has been trained it (the first one, versus Spain, in 2016). “I am a relieved and proud”, Mr Martinez said.
Belgium will start the competition with a game versus Panama on 18 June. It will then play versus Tunisia and England. Should they be successful, they will have the chance to play the final rounds.
If you’re interested in Belgian football, on Monday, Mr. Martinez will reveal the 23 players’ who will participate in the World Cup in Russia.