Belgium is the True Dark Horse of the 2014 World Cup

By Emilio Gonzales
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Photo Courtesy of @Belgianfootball Twitter

Spain, Germany, Brazil, Argentina. All are favorites to win the 2014 World Cup. Let’s add one more to that list: Belgium.

The little nation nestled between France, Germany, and the Netherlands has been a revelation in World Cup qualifying, remaining undefeated on their way to a berth in the finals this summer. Their qualifying group consisted of teams like Croatia, Serbia, Scotland, and Wales.

No, these teams are not pushovers; Belgium is just that good.

Belgium has in its squad some of the best young talent in the world right now. Players like Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, and Moussa Dembele are just a few of the supremely talented youngsters that the Red Devils can field in their starting eleven.

Not only are their players talented; they ply their trade in some of the best leagues in the world like the Premier League, La Liga, and the Bundesliga to name a few.

Belgium finished qualifying with a goal difference of plus fourteen and will enter the World Cup in a winnable group. They will be fighting for a place in the knockout stages against Algeria, Russia, and South Korea, none of which have looked that impressive.

The Red Devils play an attack minded, free-flowing game. They have touches of Germany in their style and play big strikers and defenders who are very dangerous in set pieces.

When the World Cup comes around this summer the whole world will be watching. But the question is, will they be watching the right team?

The is a forewarning; make a point to watch Belgium whenever you can, and you won’t be accused of sleeping on one of the best teams in the world.

Emilio Gonzales is a Soccer and College Football writer for Follow him on Twitter @Emilio_G184, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google

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