Belgian national team too much of a good thing?


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By Leander Schaerlaeckens


As far as national teams go, Belgium is perhaps the hottest one around. No other country that has achieved so little for so long generates quite as much buzz.

After the Belgian federation doubled down on youth development a decade or so ago, Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots – who played in the last four World Cup’s Belgium qualified for in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 – now finds himself overwhelmed with great players and elite prospects.

Simply put, there isn’t enough room to play them.

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