Sport in Belgium http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29716/all en UPDATE 1-Soccer-English premier league summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-english-premier-league-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, February 3 Manchester City 2 Edin Dzeko 23, Sergio Aguero 78 Liverpool 2 Daniel Sturridge 29, Steven Gerrard 73 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 46,000 - - - West Bromwich Albion 0 Red Card: Goran Popov 48 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Gareth Bale 67 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 24,978 - - - Saturday, February 2 Fulham 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-english-premier-league-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in France Marouane Fellaini Sport in Belgium Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:10:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744580 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Mertens salvages win for dominant Belgium over Slovakia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-mertens-salvages-win-dominant-belgium-over-slovakia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 90th-minute strike by midfielder Dries Mertens salvaged a 2-1 win for dominant Belgium over Slovakia in an international friendly on Wednesday.</p> <p>An early Eden Hazard penalty was the slim reward for Belgium, who had two-thirds of the possession in the first half, in a match which with Hazard's flicks and back-heels had begun to feel like an exhibition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-mertens-salvages-win-dominant-belgium-over-slovakia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dries Mertens Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748204 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-English premier league summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/soccer-english-premier-league-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Monday Monday, March 4 Aston Villa 0 Manchester City 1 Carlos Tevez 45+1 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 33,217 - - - Sunday, March 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Gareth Bale 37, Aaron Lennon 39 Arsenal 1 Per Mertesacker 51 Halftime: 2-0; Attendance: 36,170 - - - Saturday, March 2 Wigan Athletic 0 </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/soccer-english-premier-league-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Marouane Fellaini Sport in Belgium Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773290 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium expect fit-again Kompany to start against Macedonia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/belgium-expect-fit-again-kompany-start-against-macedonia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium captain Vincent Kompany is fit again and should start the World Cup qualifier against Macedonia on Tuesday, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots said on Sunday.</p> <p>Wilmots said Kompany, who has been out for two months with a calf injury, had now trained for three days in a row without problems.</p> <p>"I can't say what is going to happen tomorrow, but I expect him to be 100 percent fit," Wilmots told a news conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/belgium-expect-fit-again-kompany-start-against-macedonia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Vincent Kompany Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5792509 at http://www.globalpost.com Match winner Hazard sparkles for triumphant Belgium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/match-winner-hazard-sparkles-triumphant-belgium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A moment of magic from Eden Hazard ended stiff resistance from Macedonia on Tuesday as Belgium won 1-0 to remain top of the World Cup Group A qualifying table.</p> <p>The Chelsea winger, three minutes after hitting the bar, feigned a shot before cutting past two defenders to score in the 62nd minute and settle a match his team dominated while rarely threatening to break through.</p> <p>Belgium, with Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany back after a two-month injury layoff, were on top from the start.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/match-winner-hazard-sparkles-triumphant-belgium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:46:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794785 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Thorgan Hazard steps out of brother's shadow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-thorgan-hazard-steps-out-brothers-shadow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thorgan Hazard has stepped out of the long shadow cast by his brother, Chelsea star Eden, to become this season's revelation in Belgium, where this weekend he will look to take a step nearer a surprise league title with modest outfit Zulte Waregem.</p> <p>While Eden, 22, has charmed Chelsea fans in a season of transition for the Londoners since his arrival from Lille, Thorgan, two years younger, has been wowing the crowds in Belgium's top-flight Pro-League.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/football-thorgan-hazard-steps-out-brothers-shadow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Technology Thorgan Hazard Thorgan Hazard AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5825931 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Anderlecht claim 32nd Belgian title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130519/football-anderlecht-claim-32nd-belgian-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anderlecht were crowned Belgian league champions for a 32nd time on Sunday after a 1-1 draw with Zulte-Waregem during the 10th and final round of play-offs.</p> <p>The result sees Anderlecht qualify for the lucrative pool phase of next season's Champions League.</p> <p>Zulte-Waregem finished second, with FC Bruges in third.</p> <p>bnl/lp/nr</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Football in Belgium S.V. Zulte Waregem Sport in Belgium AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 15:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841394 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Belgium beat Scotland, close in on Brazil 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/football-belgium-beat-scotland-close-brazil-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium took a giant step towards qualifying for the World Cup finals in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Scotland at Hampden on Friday.</p> <p>The visitors, who included new Manchester United signing Marouane Fellaini in their starting line-up, dominated proceedings with Chelsea's Kevin De Bruyne and Fellaini both having early chances.</p> <p>The pair then combined in the swift breakaway that led to Belgium's opener in the 38th minute with Fellaini feeding De Bruyne whose low pass into the box was converted by Steven Defour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/football-belgium-beat-scotland-close-brazil-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:18:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5926815 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Belgium beat Scotland, close in on Brazil 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/football-belgium-beat-scotland-close-brazil-2014-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium took a giant step towards qualifying for the World Cup finals in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Scotland at Hampden on Friday.</p> <p>The visitors, who included new Manchester United signing Marouane Fellaini in their starting line-up, dominated proceedings with Chelsea's Kevin De Bruyne and Fellaini both having early chances.</p> <p>The pair then combined in the swift breakaway that led to Belgium's opener in the 38th minute with Fellaini feeding De Bruyne whose low pass into the box was converted by Steven Defour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/football-belgium-beat-scotland-close-brazil-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5926826 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Hazard and co help Wilmots prove critics wrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131012/football-hazard-and-co-help-wilmots-prove-critics-wrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium's impressive 2-1 win over Croatia on Friday which assured them of their first appearance at a World Cup finals since 2002 would have been especially satisfying for their young coach Marc Wilmots.</p> <p>The 44-year-old -- who appeared at four World Cups though he failed to play in the 1990 edition -- was not universally welcomed when he was appointed in June 2012 after an undistinguished time at both Belgian side St Truiden and then Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 where he had shone as a player and won the 1997 UEFA Cup beating Inter Milan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131012/football-hazard-and-co-help-wilmots-prove-critics-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Marc Wilmots Sport in Belgium Sport in Europe AFP Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:01:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5959243 at http://www.globalpost.com Late Ramsey goal tempers Belgium celebrations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131015/late-ramsey-leveler-mutes-belgium-celebrations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip Blenkinsop</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium ended their campaign on a muted note on Tuesday as a late strike by Aaron Ramsey secured a 1-1 draw for Wales, slightly dampening home celebrations to mark the country's qualification for a first World Cup in 12 years.</p> <p>Having already booked their ticket to Brazil with Friday's 2-1 win in Croatia, the Group A winners threatened only sporadically for the first hour against a well-organized Welsh defense.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131015/late-ramsey-leveler-mutes-belgium-celebrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:32:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5961845 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Belgium resurgence sparks World Cup optimism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140518/football-belgium-resurgence-sparks-world-cup-optimism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A few years ago the notion of Belgium as fifth favourites to win a World Cup ahead of France, Italy and England would have seemed ludicrous even to the country's most ardent supporters.</p> <p>Just making the World Cup finals proved beyond the Red Devils in 2006 and 2010, their last appearance coming back in 2002 when they lost to eventual winners Brazil in the last 16.</p> <p>Yet here they are, bags packed for Brazil with 'dark horses' firmly stamped on their passports and yet only the hosts, Argentina, Germany and Spain above them in the betting.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140518/football-belgium-resurgence-sparks-world-cup-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Vincent Kompany AFP Sun, 18 May 2014 10:35:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6149837 at http://www.globalpost.com (World Cup) S. Korea's opponents go undefeated in matches ahead of World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140602/world-cup-s-koreas-opponents-go-undefeated-matches-ahead-wor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Group H opponents at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil have collectively gone undefeated in their prep matches for the big tournament, providing a glimpse into what can be expected in games that will matter later this month.</p> <p>Belgium and Russia have played two matches in the past week, and Algeria has played one match in the buildup to the World Cup.</p> <p>Belgium is the top-ranked nation in Group H at No. 12 and is favored to win the group in Brazil. Belgians earlier routed Luxembourg 5-1 and then blanked Sweden 2-0.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140602/world-cup-s-koreas-opponents-go-undefeated-matches-ahead-wor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Sport in Europe Yonhap News Agency Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:02:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6164159 at http://www.globalpost.com (World Cup) S. Korea's opponents go undefeated in matches ahead of World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/node/6164160 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Group H opponents at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil have collectively gone undefeated in their prep matches for the big tournament, providing a glimpse into what can be expected in games that will matter later this month.</p> <p>Belgium and Russia have played two matches in the past week, and Algeria has played one match in the buildup to the World Cup.</p> <p>Belgium is the top-ranked nation in Group H at No. 12 and is favored to win the group in Brazil. Belgians earlier routed Luxembourg 5-1 and then blanked Sweden 2-0.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6164160" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium Sport in Europe Yonhap News Agency Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:02:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6164160 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Injured Lukaku to rest for several days http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140608/football-injured-lukaku-rest-several-days-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku will need to rest for several days after injuring his ankle in Saturday's World Cup warm-up against Tunisia, his coach Marc Wilmots said.</p> <p>The Chelsea forward, who spent last season on loan at Everton, came on in the 61st minute of the 1-0 victory in Brussels but limped off just before full-time.</p> <p>"He's in pain but the doctors don't think it's too serious, at least at first glance," Wilmots was quoted as saying in Belgian press on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140608/football-injured-lukaku-rest-several-days-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Sport in Belgium AFP Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:38:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6170155 at http://www.globalpost.com