Belgian star Thomas Vermaelen had an attacking return of two goals in 85 appearances for his country’s senior team before he called time on his national team career. He spent 15 years with the Belgium senior team until his retirement was confirmed last year.
Thomas Vermaelen is an indisputable legend of the Belgium national team, putting in 58 appearances for the side since 2006. His versatility in the back four and ability to play as a centre-back or a full-back has always worked in his favour, but after a couple of disappointing seasons since leaving Arsenal, could the 31-year-old soon find his position in the Red Devils’ defence in jeopardy?
Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez started his run on a poor note as Spain crushed Belgium 2-0. Sacked coach Marc Wilmots might not be too sad about the end of the game after he sacked when he supervised of one the most talented team on the planet, yet they lost out in the Euro 2016 woefully. Spain was on a poor run at the tournament, but the changes they have made started yielding fruits.
Belgium are widely regarded as one of the best international teams in the world and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Marc Wilmots’ men reach the latter stages of the competition this season.
While they have been paired up with a tricky group – including Italy, Republic of Ireland and Sweden – Belgium will believe they are one of the best sides in the tournament and could go on to win the group with relative ease. Continue reading Why Belgium are THE team to beat in Group E