Belgium’s Quarter-Final Defensive Crisis

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De Rode Duivels named an extremely attacking squad for Euro 2016 where 5 strikers and 3 attacking midfielders were selected in the 23-man squad for France.

However, suspension and injury to their back-line looks like it could derail the best chance the ‘Golden Generation’ may ever get to reach final at a major international tournament. The Panenka looks at who is most likely to step into the fray.

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Euro 2016 Team Preview: Belgium

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Despite being knocked out of the World Cup in the Quarter-final at the hands of Argentina, Belgium are still ranked number 2 in the FIFA World Rankings, yeah, go figure. Still, they are good value for having a right old stab at the European Championship as they harbor what is being heralded as their golden generation. Cynics might point to the declining form of Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku’s failure to score on the international stage for over 250 minutes but despite that there is still plenty for Belgium to be positive about.

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