With the likes of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, Chelsea’s new arrival Eden Hazard and Zenit St Petersburg’s Axel Witsel – Belgium boast a squad that is the envy of many in world football.
Now the test for coach Marc Wilmots will be harnessing that talent together for a successful World Cup qualification.
After a 2-0 win over Wales, the ‘Red Devils’ face arguably the best side in their group – Croatia.
That will pitch Hazard against Luka Modric, and he knows how important this match is.
SOUNDBITE: (French), Eden Hazard:
“It’s true that we’ve started well. We won nine out of nine points in the three first matches – it is important to win. But the start to the season was a bit diminished by the defeat in the Super Cup. I think that our confidence is at an all-time high and we must play well in the next match to take maximum points.”
Belgium last qualified for a World Cup in 2002 – when they were knocked out by the next hosts, Brazil, in the second round.