Fixed to play against each other at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament are the national football teams of Belgium and Tunisia. The two sides are under Group G, and the duo would be meeting at the Spartak stadium in Moscow by 1 pm on Saturday, June 23.
Early History of Belgium and Tunisia
As it is gathered, the Belgian national football team is said to be one of the significant stakeholders out of a total of seven soccer teams that formed the FIFA and UEFA in 1910 and 1954 respectively. This became achievable through its supervising body called the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA).
In the Dutch language, the soccer squad is called Belgischvoetbalelftal, while they are called Équipe de Belgique de football in French. And in German, the team is also called BelgischeFußballnationalmannschaft. At the international competitions level, the Belgian national football team represents Belgium in association football since their maiden match in 1904 which was an official one.
In the same vein, Tunisia national football team is known with the nickname Les Aigles de Carthage. This means The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles. Before their independence, there was an unofficial team formed which comprised of the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League. Then, they had their first match played on 11 March 1928 against France.
The national football team of Belgium, since 1906, have often been referred to as the Red Devils while their fans club is fondly called “1895.” Ever since they have been playing international matches, the national team is reported to have two golden generations which are in the 1980s and early 1990s; then, another one came since the early period of 2010s.
The Tunisia national football team represents Tunisia in international men’s soccer competitions. The football team is under the control of the Tunisian Football Federation.
Appearances at International Football Competitions
In the early 1900s, Belgium has made a lot of waves in the world of soccer. For example, between the periods of 1920 to 1938 and 1970 to 2002, they made a lot of appearances in so many international tournaments. This also includes their three times appearances during the Olympic football tournaments in the 1920s.
Even though this soccer squad has been participating in the FIFA World Cup since 1930, the unfortunate thing is that they were not able to go beyond the first round during their earliest five World Cup participation.
Historically, the Tunisia football team made their first appearance at the FIFA World Cup tournament in 1978. And since their first appearance at the tournament, they have made a total of four appearances at the FIFA World Cups, although they have not been able to make it out of the first round in all of their appearances.
So far, Belgian has made a total number of twelve appearances at the FIFA World Cup, and with their qualification at the upcoming 2018 edition of the tournament, it makes thirteen appearances.
And for Tunisia, they have made a total of four appearances at the FIFA World Cup tournament, and with their qualification for the 2018 edition also, they will make their fifth appearance.
Belgium national football team have participated in major football competitions for three quadrennial periods. They have made appearances in the end stages of not less than twelve FIFA World Cups. Then, they have appeared at five UEFA European Football Championships as well as three Olympic soccer tournaments, which also includes the 1920 Olympic tournament which they won.
Apart from this, they have also been able to make major performances which include their victory matches against four major champions in soccer all over the world. These notable teams are West Germany, Brazil, Argentina, and France. This major feat took place between 1954 and 2002.
Tunisia team have made a major history as far as the World Cup tournament is concerned. In the 1978 tournament that held in Argentina, thy became the first from Africa to have won a World Cup match after they beat Mexico in a 3–1 game.
Moreover, the team has been able to make major moves at their continental level. For example, at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, they have emerged as the winners once in 2004 and the runners-up two times in 1965 and 1996.
Apart from these, the national team had also ended up at the third place once in 1962. Then, while they finished in the fourth place two times in 1978 and 2000, in 2011, they also emerged as the winners of the African Nations Championship.
The Tunisia team had proudly hosted the Africa Cup of Nations tournament once in 2004. And the amazing thing is that they ended up also as the proud winner of the cup.
The Belgian team has also proudly singlehandedly hosted the EUFA Euro once in 1972 and also hosted the tournament with the Netherland in 2000.
Awards Received and Honorary Titles
The Tunisia football team, among others, have emerged as the winners of the African Nations Championship once in 2011, while they have received the Silver medal and Bronze medal at the African Games in 1991 and 2007 respectively.
The Belgium team, on the other hand, was able to finish in the fourth place during the tournament of 1986. Then, at the UEFA European Championship level, they have finished in the third place once in 1972 while they made it as the runners-up during the 1980 competition.
FIFA World Ranking
According to the FIFA World ranking released on May 17, 2018, Belgium was ranked as the third, while Tunisia was listed on the fourteenth number in the list. Watch live streaming of Belgium VS Tunisia Group “G” match. This live streaming is also available for the Android and IOS users. Prediction about this clash is in the favor of Belgium. For watching final result stay tunes with us and enjoy the match.