Latest Belgium National Soccer Team News

Jonathan Klinsmann added to US roster vs England, Italy

Nov. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EST

Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former American coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been added to the U.S. roster for exhibition games against England and Italy and could make his national team debut. Now 21, Klinsmann left Cal Berkeley to sign with Hertha Berlin before the 2017-18 season. He made his team debut last Dec....

Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped

Nov. 6, 2018 2:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return. Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions...

Chelsea, Man United win in EPL without their Belgian stars

Oct. 28, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

The attackers who spearheaded Belgium's run to the World Cup semifinals were missing when Chelsea and Manchester United took to the field for their Premier League games on Sunday. It didn't prove to be an issue. Without the injured Eden Hazard, Chelsea romped to its biggest win of the season in any competition...

US-Italy soccer exhibition to be played in Genk, Belgium

Oct. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's national team's year-ending exhibition against Italy on Nov. 20 will be played in Genk, Belgium. The match against the Azzurri was announced June 25 but the site remained unclear until a contract was signed to play the game at Luminus Arena, the home of Racing Genk. The U.S....

9 arrests in Belgian football fraud, match-fixing scandal

Oct. 12, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three days into Belgium's biggest football scandal in decades, nine people are behind bars, including one top referee and three agents. In all, 19 people faced charges ranging from match fixing to money laundering. Yet, after Wednesday's extraordinary police operation covering 57 raids in...

Authorities charge 5 in Belgian soccer corruption case

Oct. 11, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities charged five people Thursday in relation to a massive financial fraud and match-fixing probe into soccer. Four were charged with belonging to a criminal organization and corruption, while a fifth person was charged with money laundering. Prosecutors said match-fixing...

Belgian police raid several soccer clubs in vast probe

Oct. 10, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A massive corruption scandal engulfed Belgian soccer on Wednesday when authorities carried out 57 police raids in the country and around Europe in a probe into financial fraud and match-fixing. The federal prosecutor's office said 44 raids were being held in Belgium and 13 more in France,...

Injured Pulisic, Adams to miss US games vs Colombia, Peru

Oct. 5, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielders Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams will miss the United States' exhibition games against Colombia and Peru because of injuries. Pulisic has a torn calf muscle, Borussia Dortmund said this week. The 20-year-old star has played once for the national team since the loss at Trinidad...

Spotlight will be on Mbappe's behavior as he returns for PSG

Sep. 27, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend. Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior. The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...