World Cup – Belgium’s star players
By Guest writer, Mon 11 June 2018 10:39
England have been drawn in Group G in what looks fairly promising in regards them progressing through to the knock out stages. The opposition is set to be headed by World ranked number 3 side Belgium and lowly Tunisia and Panama. Tunisia currently sit just one down on England in the rankings which does not tell the tale as England look to have a far superior squad going in. England are entering the tournament with far less expectation than in previous competitions which could play to their strengths so they could just surprise a few people and challenge at the latter stages of the tournament in Russia.
The latest odds make Belgium the 8/13 favourites to top the group ahead of England at 13/10. The fact that the pair are also 1/33 and 1/12 to qualify through rather tells the tale that they look superior to Tunisia and Panama. England are 16/1 to go all the way which is a fair reflection of their chances but the competition looks as open as ever with no team standing out as head and shoulders above the others. Belgium to win World Cup odds are 10/1 which is no surprise as they have been on an incredible rise in recent times. They are in the middle of a generation of stars so if they are ever going to win it, it is likely to be now. They were 66th in the World rankings back in 2009 and had risen to 1st by 2015. So who are the key dangers to watch out for in Group G for England? Check out the infographic below to find this out.
One player that is likely to be on every England player and fans radar is Manchester City star Kevin Du Bruyne. He was the main man for the side throughout the season in which they went on to break several records including finishing on an incredible 100 points in the Premier league. He continues to improve and is now without a doubt one of the stars in World football and will be a big threat against any team Belgium face. If he brings that same form in to this tournament he could help lead them all the way to success and even pick up the player of the tournament himself.