World Cup 2018: Belgium fans pack into Brussels to welcome heroes home after third-place finish
By Jamie Gordon15th July 2018, 5:15 pm
BELGIUM fans packed into the centre of Brussels today to welcome their World Cup heroes home.
Eden Hazard inspired the Red Devils to a solid tournament - just missing out on the final after a narrow defeat to France.
And after securing third place by beating England for the second time this summer, thousands of supporters packed the Grand Place to wait for their heroe s.
After the tournament Roberto Martinez immediately set his sights on going even further next time.
He said: âWe wanted to win it. When you beat Brazil and get into the semi-final, the focus has to be to try to win the World Cup.
âBut you need to be realistic when you finish the tournament and look back.
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âThese players made history back in Belgium and thatâs all that matters. These players deserve to have that accolade.
âThe generation of Mexico 86 set a real inspiration and real vision for all the footballers in Belgium.
âNow this group of players overcame that and thatâs historic; it took 32 years to be able to be in this position, so thereâs real satisfaction and real success.Harry Kane reacts as England lose to Belgium and confirm fourth place finish at the World Cup
âItâs the manner we achieved that â" the football we played is Belgian football, itâs our brand.
âAnd the togetherness and flexibility we had tactically shows what we want to be as a footballing nation.
âIt has been a really nice journey, a really successful journey but in football you need to look forward and try to improve in the next opportunity that we have.âSource: Google News Belgium | Netizen 24 Belgium