World: International friendlies
Match start: 21:45 (GMT+1)
At the beginning of the century the national team of Portugal was supposed to gain all champions victories at the World and Europe championships. But very soon the talented generation of Vítor Baía, Fernando Couto, Paulo Sousa, Rui Costa, Luís Figo and their partners didn’t manage to unlock their fantastic gaming potential.
The national team of Belgium is now at rather difficult situation. The team of Roberto Martínez doesn’t have rivals among all participants of the forthcoming World Cup Russia 2018 according to the number of star football players.
The main aim – title of a champion
But tournament after tournament passes, EURO is followed by the World Cup and the generation of Thibaut Courtois, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembélé, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Menama Lukaku and all other stars of the national team of Belgium and also EPL, Serie A and even Chinese Super League by the analogy with the national team from Portugal (as it was 15 years ago) is not able to reach the world of European football peak.
And that is why today, not by a mere chance, a lot of leaders of the national team of Belgium are desperately waiting for the forthcoming World Cup Russia 2018.
The meeting in Brussels
In frames of getting ready for the new World Cup will be held a friendly meeting between the team of Roberto Martínez and the national team of Mexico on Friday in Brussels at the famous Stade Roi Baudouin.
The bid of the hosts is lacking in Vincent Kompany, Marouane Fellaini, Yannick Carrasco, Christian Benteke. But the majority of the world class football stars of Belgium headed by Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku will participate and gladden their fans by interesting game.
And what about the guests? The squad of the best team of CONCACAF doesn’t have even a half number of such famous football players. The most popular football players of the national team of Carlos Osorio are still Javier Hernández (Chicharito), Carlos Vela, Andrés Guardado, Giovani dos Santos.
The final outcome of friendlies doesn’t have any crucial significance but still, the most probable will be the victory of hosts.
Belgium – 1.45, draw – 4.50, Mexico – 6.50;
Our tip: Belgium (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.78 5DIMES