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Marc Wilmots leaves role as Iran coach just seven months after replacing Carlos Queiroz
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Marc Wilmots leaves role as Iran coach just seven months after replacing Carlos Queiroz

Marc Wilmots has left his role as coach of the Iran national team, just seven months after replacing Carlos Queiroz at the helm of the three-time Asian champions.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Hong Kong slumps to home defeat against Iran as protesters boo national anthem
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Hong Kong slumps to home defeat against Iran as protesters boo national anthem

Millions of people from Hong Kong have taken part in the demonstrations which morphed into calls for democracy and complaints against the erosion of freedoms under Beijing's rule

Belgian Marc Wilmots replaces Carlos Queiroz as new head coach of Iran on three-year deal
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Belgian Marc Wilmots replaces Carlos Queiroz as new head coach of Iran on three-year deal

Belgian Marc Wilmots has been appointed coach of Iran on a three-year deal in place of Carlos Queiroz, local media has reported.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's hard-fought win over Mexico perfect 'Eureka' moment to set up title win, says Juninho
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's hard-fought win over Mexico perfect 'Eureka' moment to set up title win, says Juninho

Juninho said Brazil's hard-fought win over Mexico in the last 16 is the kind of victory that transforms a team that thinks they can win the tournament into one that knows they can.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois files for libel and defamation against former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots
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Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois files for libel and defamation against former Belgium manager Marc Wilmots

Courtois announced that he would be taking action along with his father after comments made by Wilmots in an interview with a French television channel.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Morocco, Tunisia take contrasting paths to secure Russia berth
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Morocco, Tunisia take contrasting paths to secure Russia berth

Morocco scored twice within five minutes during the opening half to triumph 2-0 while Tunisia settled for a goalless draw with Libya

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Wilfried Zaha to make Ivory Coast debut against Morocco in must-win game
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Wilfried Zaha to make Ivory Coast debut against Morocco in must-win game

Zaha will need to hit the ground running as Ivory Coast have to defeat Morocco in the final qualifying game to ensure a fourth successive World Cup appearance after making the finals in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Belgium football team appoints ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez as head coach
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Belgium football team appoints ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez as head coach

Spaniard Roberto Martinez was named as head coach of the Belgium national team in a surprise appointment on Wednesday.

Marc Wilmots leaves Belgium after Euro 2016 disappointment
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Marc Wilmots leaves Belgium after Euro 2016 disappointment

Belgium have parted company with their coach Marc Wilmots after a Euro 2016 quarter-final elimination to Wales fell short of expectations, federation president François De Keesmaecker said on Friday.

Young Belgium side can be positive about future, says Eden Hazard despite Euro 2016 ouster
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Young Belgium side can be positive about future, says Eden Hazard despite Euro 2016 ouster

Hazard was disappointed to see his team bow out of Euro 2016, but insisted his nation’s golden generation of footballers still have immense winning quality.

Euro 2016: How football brings a divided Belgium together for ‘90-minute patriotism’
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Euro 2016: How football brings a divided Belgium together for ‘90-minute patriotism’

This youthful Belgium team brings, with its new brand of football, a feel-good factor to the small West-European country.

Euro 2016: Belgium hurt by depleted defence but their golden generation still has a chance
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Euro 2016: Belgium hurt by depleted defence but their golden generation still has a chance

This is Belgium's golden generation and in two years time at the next World Cup, their oozing talent will still be mostly young and in its prime.

Euro 2016: Belgium manager Marc Wilmots blames mistakes by makeshift defence for loss against Wales
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Euro 2016: Belgium manager Marc Wilmots blames mistakes by makeshift defence for loss against Wales

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots admitted lapses by his young makeshift defence proved costly as their Euro 2016 dreams ended in a 3-1 defeat to Wales.

Euro 2016: Belgium feel at home as Gareth Bale's Wales have their task cut out ahead of QF
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Euro 2016: Belgium feel at home as Gareth Bale's Wales have their task cut out ahead of QF

At least 150,000 Belgium fans are expected to cross the border into France to see their side take on Gareth Bale's Wales in the Euro 2016 quarter-final.

Big blow for Belgium: Jan Vertonghen ruled out of Euro 2016 with ankle injury
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Big blow for Belgium: Jan Vertonghen ruled out of Euro 2016 with ankle injury

Belgium have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales after defender Jan Vertonghen was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with an ankle injury.

Euro 2016: Gareth Bale slightly better than Eden Hazard, says Jordan Lukaku
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Euro 2016: Gareth Bale slightly better than Eden Hazard, says Jordan Lukaku

Belgium defender Jordan Lukaku has rated Wales' star Gareth Bale as "slightly higher" than his national football team captain Eden Hazard on Monday.

Euro 2016: Lay off Romelu Lukaku criticism, says Belgium coach Marc Wilmots
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Euro 2016: Lay off Romelu Lukaku criticism, says Belgium coach Marc Wilmots

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has called for an end to criticism of striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of his side's Euro 2016 quarter-final against Wales.

Euro 2016: Eden Hazard, Belgium's prodigal son, revives his bid for greatness
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Euro 2016: Eden Hazard, Belgium's prodigal son, revives his bid for greatness

With Kevin De Bruyne already in a destructive mode throughout the tournament for Belgium, Eden Hazard hitting his best is a reason for other teams to be scared.

Euro 2016: Favourites Belgium up against yesteryear giants Hungary for quarter-final berth
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Euro 2016: Favourites Belgium up against yesteryear giants Hungary for quarter-final berth

Led by Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium are favorites to win the Euro 2016, while Hungary plays in its first major Cup since the 1986 World Cup.

Euro 2016: Belgium have an easy path ahead, but Kevin de Bruyne needs better support
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Euro 2016: Belgium have an easy path ahead, but Kevin de Bruyne needs better support

Belgium are often overtly reliant on De Bruyne. They are not a one-man team, and they should stop acting like one from time-to-time.