Belgium

Belgium posts open call for national team manager applications

Belgium sacked Marc Wilmots after only making it as far as the Euro 2016 quarterfinals with their supposed golden generation before losing to Wales. However, they are apparently so devoid of ideas for a replacement that they have posted a job listing on the Belgian FA’s website along with an open call for applications. Here’s …

The best moments from Wales’ celebrations after beating Belgium

Wales beat Belgium 3–1 to become the smallest nation to ever reach a Euros semifinal, setting up a tasty showdown between Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. It looked like Wales’ fairytale run in their first ever Euros appearance might come to a predictable end with the far more talented Belgium scoring early, …

Belgium very nearly murdered Shane Long

Belgium recovered from a poor performance against Italy to beat Ireland with three goals and Shane Long with everything they could throw at him. The referee somehow let Belgium abuse the Irish striker throughout the game, so they treated him like an unknowing participant in the Royal Rumble. There were tandem decapitation kicks, flying body …

Pepe’s antics are getting quite tiresome.

By Sam Photo via Metro.co Miscommunication in the back-line saw Swiss defender Daniel Alaba gift Malta what is almost certainly its only goal against a top European team in the near and distant future. [source: streamable] Even Christian Benteke is not immune to total screw-ups in front of net, blowing this chance against Finland. [source: …

Today in astonishing goalkeeping mistakes

https://www.youtube.com/embed/W8-2VtLhWCw Friday, April 8 2016 was apparently the day of a global competition to see who could make the most absurd goalkeeping error. Mickael Roche, who you might remember as the sacrificial lamb in goal for Tahiti during their 10–0 loss to Spain the 2013 Confederations Cup, was an early front runner with his own …

The very best Euro 2016 kits (so far)

(Puma) It might seem like Euro 2016 is still a ways off, but we’ve got an international break deadzone now, so kitmakers are starting to unveil some of their creations for next summer’s tournament. Adidas has probably launched the most so far, and many of them are exceptional. Let’s take a look at some of …

Physio soothes player’s backside with magic spray gun

Charleroi’s Javier Martos fell down and slammed both his ass and his head against the pitch during a match against Brugge in Belgium, so the physio came out with his magic spray gun. Except instead of soothing the player’s head, Martos bent over and got a long blast of magic spray down the back of …

Steven Defour is bad at roulettes

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MbFeNkAq-Iw When we last saw Steven Defour, he was the subject of a giant tifo made by Standard Liege fans featuring his decapitated head. He had done something unforgivable for a former Standard Liege captain by signing with Anderlecht and when he was sent off during their meeting in January, the decision was enthusiastically cheered. …