Belgium’s Divock Origi is congratulated by teammates Daniel Van Buyten and Axel Witsel after scoring a goal against Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

After a 12-year absence from the tournament, two wins and early qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup should have meant Belgium goin(...)

Belgium’s national team head coach Marc Wilmots:  has emerged as an intriguing figure in their rise and will be a key influence.

The Dutch like to joke about Belgian waiters, and among the fancied teams, Marc Wilmots’s side are this tournament’s most eminent waiters, their first(...)

Steven Defour of Belgium celebrates after scoring a goal during a qualifying match against Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Last year Cardiff City striker Frazier Campbell spoke fondly of the formative season he once spent on loan at Royal Antwerp, Manchester United’s feede(...)

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has chosen to play international football for Belgium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj will feature in a preliminary Belgium squad for World Cup warm-ups against Luxembourg and Sweden. (...)

Leon Osman is an injury concern for Everton.

Saturday, April 12th Crystal Palace (14) v Aston Villa (13) Palace manager Tony Pulis hopes to have a fully-fit squad to choose from. Dwigh(...)

West Ham United striker Roy Carroll scored six goals in 44 Premier League games for Liverpool before moving to London. Photograph: Getty.

Andy Hunter Brendan Rodgers has said he is no longer concerned by Liverpool’s ability to handle direct, physical opponents, as (...)

Christian Benteke: proved to be one of the signings of last season after his €8.5 million move from Genk. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Christian Benteke has suffered a serious achilles tendon injury in training that has wrecked the remainder of his season at As(...)

Manchester United manager David Moyes applauds the fans at the end of the  Premier League match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

David Moyes wants to right some of the wrongs that have marred his maiden season at Manchester United by achieving an improbable Champions Leag(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata   scores during the Premier League  match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester Utd 4 Aston Villa 1: David Moyes ended a difficult week on a high as Manchester United cruise(...)

Peter Crouch’s  shot deflects into the goal off  Peter Odemwingie for  Stoke City’s first goal in their Premier League game against  Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 4: They only have seven games left, but as things stand (...)