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[2024 European Cup belgium] As a 'golden generation' nears its conclusion, a revamped Red Devils squad is preparing for its inaugural major tournament!

Belgium's national football team, founded in 1904 and affiliated with the Royal Belgian Football Association, currently ranks third in the latest FIFA men's national team rankings. In recent years, Belgium has seen a surge in talent, with players active in Europe's top five leagues. Stars like Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City, Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid, Youri Tielemans at Arsenal, and Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan to AS Roma from Chelsea, exemplify Belgium's depth. However, despite consistently ranking in the top 10 globally, the team's international performance has often lagged behind. In the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Belgium failed to advance from the group stage, while in the previous edition of the UEFA European Championship, they fell short of the semifinals. Nevertheless, Belgium has a rich history in the Euros, having reached the final stages five times, with their best result being runners-up in 1980.

In the upcoming Euro 2024, Belgium is placed in Group E alongside Ukraine, Slovakia, and Romania. During the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Belgium secured their spot from Group F, which also included Austria, Sweden, Azerbaijan, and Estonia. Notably, Belgium finished unbeaten in the qualifiers, winning six out of eight matches and scoring 22 goals while conceding only four. Their tactical emphasis on utilizing a strong center-forward, particularly Lukaku, has been evident, with his form often dictating the team's success. However, this approach can become predictable and leaves them vulnerable if their passing lanes are restricted.

In February 2023, Belgium's Football Association announced the appointment of Tedesco as head coach. Despite his limited playing experience, Tedesco has gained coaching experience at clubs like Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig. His coaching philosophy revolves around meticulous attacking play and swift counter-pressing.

Belgium boasts a formidable attacking lineup, with Lukaku leading the charge with 14 goals in the qualifiers. Supporting him are talents like Tielemans and Doku, who have showcased their prowess in various leagues. In midfield, De Bruyne's creativity remains crucial, although his injury concerns persist. In defense, veterans like Vertonghen provide stability, while rising talents like Fassbender offer promising potential.

Looking ahead to Euro 2024, Belgium is expected to advance easily from the group stage but may face challenges against stronger opponents like France or the Netherlands in the later stages. Despite their impressive talent pool, their ability to overcome tougher opponents and progress further in the tournament remains to be seen.

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