In recent years, this rivalry has taken a different turn. Friendly at first, it has grown unhealthy over the years. In 2022, play is being replaced at the center of everything!
2018, year of change. Belgium failed in the semi-final of the World Cup on a header from Umtiti. The dream of the golden, sad and disgusted generation is shattered by the Habs. After the defeat, it is not men who appear at the microphones. But disillusioned athletes, forced to react hot. Yet perceived as a model of sportsmanship, Eden Hazard is accused of being a sore loser. Thibaut Courtois, the best goalkeeper in the competition, is the standard bearer of a new fashionable expression: “the seum”. The Belgians are being lynched by the French press. Starting point of an avalanche.
Three years later, it’s time to reunite. After a nightmarish Euro 2021 for France and frustrating for Belgium, the two teams had the opportunity to meet again in the semi-final of the League of Nations. Belgian supporters are hoping for revenge. Ninety minutes later, caramba, still missed! Victory of the Blues in the last moments of the meeting. Frustrating again and again. But with one clear statement: our neighbors are superior to us.