Belgium in Brazil: The paper review

We take a look at how Belgium’s main newspapers marked the Red Devils’ qualification for World Cup 2014:

Het Laatste Nieuws

The headline reads “World Class” and there’s a sixteen-page special on the Red Devils including this little gem:

La Dernière Heure


I think this is the pick of the bunch!

Le Soir

“Tremendous Belgium” reads the headline with Bruno Fahy’s photo showing the fans rejoicing in Brussels’ iconic Grand Place/Grote Markt.

De Morgen


De Morgen says “To Brazil on a pedestal” as the players lift their coach Marc Wilmots aloft. 

La Libre


La Libre leads by saying “Thank you” in Portuguese as well as French before adding “Victorious in Croatia thanks to two goals from Romelu Lukaku, les Diables Rouges have booked their ticket for World Cup 2014 in Brazil”

Het Nieuwsblad

Het Nieuwsblad leads with “We’re there. We’re going to Brazil!”

Gazet van Antwerpen

Preview-400-800-237878_1Below the GvA’s headline “On to Brazil”, it says:

After twelve years our Red Devils can once again take part in a big finals tournament, World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Our national team will finish top of the group after a fine away win in Croatia. The country burst into national celebration last night at the big screens and in cafés up and down the country.

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