5 Weak Links for Belgium Going into the World Cup

Belgium's Weak Links

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Belgium goes into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as one of the dark horse picks to make a deep run in the tournament. However, like many of the teams out there they have their fair share of weak links that include a shaky defense, youth and injuries. Belgium will need to address these issues and a few others that are listed in the next pages if they are to live up to the hype and become an elite international team.

5. No True Holding Mid

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5. No True Holding Mid

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During each team's World Cup run there will be either a game or a run of time in which a team is under siege and must hold their own. Unfortunately for Belgium, they lack a player in the center mid with the ability to disrupt the game. Marouane Fellani will probably settle in as their holding mid but we have to question whether this is a position he excels at.

4. Slow-Footed Center Back Pairing

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4. Slow-Footed Center Back Pairing

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Pairing with Kompany in the center of defense is Jan Vertonghen. The slow-footed, Vertonghen who excels in the EPL against bigger players will certainly stumble against the smaller crafty teams that South America has to offer.

3. Way Too Much Inexperience

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3. Way Too Much Inexperience

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Inexperience has to be looked at as a weak link for a Belgium side that is making their first World Cup appearance since 2002.

2. Vincent Kompany's Mistake Riddled Game

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2. Vincent Kompany's Mistake Riddled Game

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While Kompany will go in to the tournament as Belgium's captain and best player, his gambling on the defensive side of the ball has cost his club multiple goals and needs to be looked at as a weak link for Belgium. While Belgium will probably advance to the knockout stage it will bite them when it counts the most.

1. No Backup Striker

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1. No Backup Striker

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With Christian Benteke out with a torn ACL, Belgium is left with only Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku is an up-and-coming forward but depth is needed in World Cup play as fatigue is always a factor.

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