Euro 2020 Belgium Preview: Full Squad, Key Players, Fixtures And Chances

Can Eden Hazard and co guide Belgium for Euro 2020 glory? Here is the EURO 2020 Belgium Squad Preview and discussion on their fixtures and key players.

EURO 2020 Belgium national football team

After missing out on the World Cup 2018 finals, Belgium will look to forget the previous losses and capture the prestigious Euro 2020 starting from 11th June. Ahead of the international tournament, here is EURO 2020 Belgium Preview.

Euro 2020 Belgium Preview

Belgium are considered to have a generational talent at their disposal with quality playmakers and strikers at their disposal. Despite naming a strong squad for the tournament, Roberto Martinez will start the tournament without Kevin de Bruyne, who won the PFA Player of the Season award

On the other hand, the team consists of Youri Tielemans, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard who are end their season on a great high. Romelu Lukaku finished Serie A as the best player and will be key to Belgium’s aspirations.

Belgium Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Timothy Castagne, Jason Denayer, Thomas Meunier, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen

Midfielders: Nacer Chadli, Kevin De Bruyne, Leander Dendoncker, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans, Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Yannick Carrasco, Jeremy Doku, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Leandro Trossard

Key Players for Belgium

EURO 2020 Belgium Key Players Group B
Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Youri Tielemans will be key players for Belgium in EURO 2020

Though Belgium has a great mixture of experience and talent at their disposal, few players are key to Roberto Martinez’s aspirations. Kevin de Bruyne had a great English Premier League season after the injury and he inspired to keep Manchester City’s title hunt alive. He played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s Carabao Cup and Premier League victories.

Youri Tielemans, the Foxes’ midfielder, played a key role in winning the FA Cup. His strike from outside the box helped Leicester City to win their first ever FA Cup. Playing as No 6 for Leicester City in the English top-flight, Tielemans had 10 G/A to his name. The ball-playing midfielder will be pivotal for Roberto Martinez’s goals.

Romelu Lukaku helped Antonio Conte to win the Serie A with 35 G/A to his name. He scored 24 goals for Inter Milan in the Italian top-flight. The player was a key figure in FIFA World Cup 2018 as well. Leading the line, Lukaku can shape the Belgium’s future in Euro 2020.

Belgium Fixtures for Euro 2020

DateFixtureTimings in ISTVenue
13th JuneBelgium vs Russia12:30 AM ( 9 PM CET on June 15)St Petersburg
17th JuneDenmark vs Belgium9:30 PM ( 6 PM CET)Copenhagen
22nd JuneFinland vs Belgium 12:30 AM ( 9 PM CET on 21st June)St Petersburg

Previous Results

YearVenueFinal position
1972BelgiumThird place
1980ItalyRunners-up
1984FranceGroup Stage
2000Belgium and NetherlandsGroup Stage
2016FranceQuarterfinals

Belgium Chances for Euro 2020

Belgium are placed alongside Finland, Russia and Denmark which makes their progress to the next round less hectic. If Belgium win the group in Euro 2020, they will face the third-best placed team from Group A or B or C or D. If they finish second in the group, they will face the runners-up of Group A. Belgium have rising stars and established players at their disposal and can go all the way in Euro 2020 with their golden generation.

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