Latest Belgium National Soccer Team News

Yedlin, Brooks, Arriola in US starting lineup vs Brazil

Sep. 7, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made three changes for Friday's exhibition against Brazil, inserting defenders DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks along with midfielder Paul Arriola. The Americans kept eight starters from the 1-1 draw in June at eventual World Cup champion France,...

After WCup failure, Italy starts Nations League with a draw

Sep. 7, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy. Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League....

Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Scotland 4-0 in friendly

Sep. 7, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland on Friday in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup. Seven minutes after coming on at halftime in the friendly, Batshuayi took a pass from Eden Hazard in a swift...

Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham

Aug. 9, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion pounds,...

The Latest: Ings leaves Liverpool for home in Southampton

Aug. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to become...

Brazil coach Tite extends contract until 2022 World Cup

Jul. 25, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the national football confederation said on Wednesday. Tite, 57, who has been in charge since August 2016, is the first Brazil coach to extend his deal after a World Cup since Claudio Coutinho in...

Mbappe reveals he played World Cup finals with a back injury

Jul. 24, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals. In an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France...

Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

Jul. 24, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament's...