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Belgian stars Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen in heated World Cup altercation

Belgium’s “Golden Generation” has devolved into the “Fighting Generation.” Following the team’s shocking 2-0 World Cup loss to Morocco on Sunday, veteran stars Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and Eden Hazard clashed in a heated locker room altercation, according to RTL Sport. The incident became physical and teammate Romelu Lukaku had to separate them, according to the report. Tension inside the Red Devils’ squad has been rising since the beginning of the tournament. Asked in the build-up to the match about the team’s chances to win the World Cup, De Bruyne curiously told The Guardian that Belgium has “no chance”...
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‘We’re too old’: Jan Vertonghen hits back at Kevin De Bruyne amid reports of Belgium bust-up

Veteran defender Jan Vertonghen has hit back at Kevin De Bruyne’s claim that Belgium are “too old” to win the World Cup, amid reports of a major dressing room bust-up following their chastening defeat at the hands of Morocco on Monday.Belgium went down 2-0 to an impressive Morocco performance to leave themselves third in Group F with one game to play, a crucial showdown against group leaders Croatia. Roberto Martinez’s side were the world’s No1 ranked side as recently as last year but their golden generation of talent is coming towards the end of its cycle and there is...
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Jan Vertonghen hits back at Kevin De Bruyne following Belgium loss

Jan Vertonghen has hit back at Kevin De Bruyne following Belgium’s 2-0 loss to Morocco on Sunday afternoon. Belgium lost the game 2-0, and were completely outplayed by a Morocco side who now look like they are in a good position to qualify out of a very difficult World Cup group.
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Players are being ‘controlled’ at Qatar World Cup, says Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen says players are being “controlled” at the Qatar World Cup.The start of the tournament has been dominated by off-field issues such as the exploitation of migrant workers who built the stadiums and infrastructure, and LGBTQ+ rights in the host country.The flames were stoked by the extraordinary opening address of Fifa president Gianni Infantino in which he conflated his experiences as ginger-haired child who moved from Italy to Switzerland with that of discriminated groups in Qatar like south Asian labourers, the gay community and disabled people.There has also been a growing furore around the OneLove armband,...
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Jan Vertonghen slams “the worst rule in football”

The Belgium defender has demanded a change. Jan Vertonghen has slammed “the worst rule in football”, and demanded that it be “sorted out”. The Belgium defender was referencing an incident that occurred in the Nations League final on Sunday night. The game was tied at 1-1, when Antoine Griezmann picked...