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How Many Times Has Belgium Won The FIFA World Cup?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Qatar from November 20 with Belgium hoping to secure the famous trophy by defeating 31 other top nations in the world. After securing a third-place finish in the 2018 World Cup, the Belgians will fancy their chances of going one step further by making it to the final of the prestigious tournament which will be held at the Lusail Stadium on December 18 later this year.

Let’s take a look at how many times the European country has won the World Cup.

When Did The Belgium National Team First Win The World Cup?

Belgium are yet to win the World Cup but managed to secure a third-place finish in the last edition of the FIFA competition when they beat England by a 2-0 scoreline to clinch the bronze medal.

Roberto Martinez will now hope that he can take his men even further by winning the whole thing this December. However, it won’t be an easy task as Belgium have made a habit of coming up short in the knockout stages of the FIFA competition.

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How Many Times Has Belgium Won The World Cup?

Belgium are yet to lift the World Cup with their best finish coming in the 2018 version of the tournament when they were good enough to secure the third spot. They were defeated in the semi-finals by the current world champions, France but went on to beat England in the third-place match.

The Belgians also managed to earn a fourth-place finish in the 1986 FIFA World Cup which was eventually won by Argentina.

After 14 failed attempts, Martinez will now look to right the wrongs of the yesteryears by relying on his men to give the best versions of themselves when the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway in the Middle East for the first time in history.

Schedule For Belgium For World Cup 2022

Belgium will kick off their World Cup campaign with a relatively easy-looking clash against Canada at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on November 23. They will take on Morocco just four days later at the Al Thumama Stadium before locking horns with Croatia in their final group-stage game on December 1.

With world-class players like Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois in their squad, Martinez has every reason to be positive about Belgium’s chances of lifting the World Cup for the first time in history.

Match No. Match Date Belgium Vs Time (GMT) Venue
1. November 23 Belgium v Canada 07:00 pm Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
2. November 27 Belgium v Morocco 01:00 pm Al Thumama Stadium
3. December 1 Croatia v Belgium 03:00 pm Ahmad bin Ali Stadium

 

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