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Mignolet Make Light Of World Cup Success Despite Belgium’s Dark Horse Image

Mignolet Make Light Of World Cup Success Despite Belgium’s Dark Horse Image

Although described as the tournament’s true dark horse, Belgium’s trusted goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet downplays the squad’s possibility of earning their first World Cup trophy. He added that they are shifting their focus on surviving the Group Stage instead of making conclusions regarding their chances of winning.


Qualifying for the upcoming World Cup was never a bed of roses for the Belgian squad. The team had to wait for eight (8) long years before their impressive return into the limelight. Their long absence is one of the reasons behind Mignolet’s seemingly pessimistic view of the squad’s chances. He stressed that after making to the second round, the team will need to “wait and see” what will transpire into their World Cup campaign.


Many consider Belgium’s current lineup as the golden era or generation of the country’s footballing history. Comprised by top-notch players such as Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Simon Mignolet, the team has been the top pick of world cup betting tips.


Due to the strength and depth of its current members, Belgium is expected to top its group. Russia, which is also one of the strongest forces on the pitch, follows Belgium when it comes to the predicted rankings of different sports betting sites.


Belgium’s dark horse reputation was further reinforced when they thrashed Luxembourg in a friendly. The former scored five (5)  goals, while Luxembourg has to be content with a single goal. Lukaku also netted a hat trick during the recently concluded encounter.


Image Source: Sky Sports

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