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  • Home Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
  • Coach: Roberto Martínez
  • FIFA Ranking: 2
  • World Cups Won: 0
  • Key Players: Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku

*Updated 11/11/22

Current Squad / Roster

The so-called Golden Generation for Belgium looks to have come to an end, but the nation remains a key player according to the FIFA World Cup odds. The previous Belgium World Cup performances have been underwhelming given the talent within their squad, but you can find the latest Belgium stats ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup schedule here.

Belgium World Cup Future Odds

The Belgium betting markets for the 2022 World Cup are open. They are currently seen as a 14/1 chance to win the competition in Qatar later this year, making them the ninth favorite. However, they are heavily expected to win Group F, as they are a 7/15 chance, with second favorites Croatia sitting at 5/2. Their influential striker, Romelu Lukaku, is currently a 20/1 chance to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Belgium’s Record

Historical Events

Despite enjoying its golden generation of talent, Belgium is yet to reach a World Cup final. That could be among the key reasons they are outsiders in the FIFA World Cup betting stats. The Belgium stats show that they first participated in the competition in 1930 but were eliminated in the group stage. Since 1930, they have exited the competition at this stage on five occasions, most recently in 1998.

However, since missing the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, Belgium has reached at least the quarterfinal stage. But, their only defeat in the previous World Cup was suffered against France in the semi-finals.

Belgium is yet to get their hands on the World Cup, despite being listed among the favorites for that honor in 2018. They managed to top their group, which also included England, before losing to France in the semi-finals. That was an excellent showing for the nation, though, as they sealed third with victory over the Three Lions, which marked their best ever showing at the World Cup.

In total, Belgium scored 16 goals in their 2018 campaign, which was the most they managed in the competition. They will be looking to go one better this year and reach the World Cup final for the very first time in their history.

The fact that this remains the most celebrated crop of Belgian players ever produced is evident by the number of players that make it into the most capped. Eight players in the current squad are in the top ten for appearances for the nation, with Jan Vertonghen leading the way with 139 gaps.

In total, six current players have won over 100 caps, which highlights that they will be among the most experienced squads at the World Cup this year. Among the players to have won over 100 caps in the Belgium stats is Romelu Lukaku, who also holds the record for the most goals for the nation. The Inter Milan striker has scored 68 goals since making his international debut in 2010.

Belgium fun facts in previous World Cups

While Belgium is now regarded as one of the best playing nations in the World Cup, it is also a historic country regarding the competition’s history. The first-ever World Cup final was officiated by a Belgian official, with John Langenus being the man in the middle. Belgium’s biggest rivals are the Netherlands, and the two nations have met on two occasions at the World Cup. Both countries have picked up a victory piece.

Despite the talent in the current squad, it remains Enzo Scifo that has represented the nation more than any other player at the World Cup. The legendary star played for Belgium at four different World Cups and racked up 17 appearances.

Team Squad for the 2022 World Cup

Expected FIFA World Cup Team Roster

The Belgium World Cup squad will not be finalized until later this year, but Roberto Martinez has very rarely changed his roster. Therefore, the most likely squad representing the nation later this year can be found below.

World Cup Next Game

World Cup Schedule

The Belgium World Cup campaign will get underway in November. Roberto Martinez will be looking for a better effort than in last summer’s EUROs, as his side couldn’t make it past the quarterfinals. You can find the FIFA World Cup Groups fixtures for Belgium below:

  • November 23 – Belgium vs. Canada
  • November 27 – Belgium vs. Morocco
  • December 1 – Croatia vs. Belgium

Belgium 2022 World Cup Odds

Team Odds
Belgium +1200

To Win Group F

Belgium +1200
Canada +25000
Morocco +20000
Croatia +5000

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