Belgium

  • Januzaj opts to play for Belgium, says coach Wilmots 23-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. Born in Belgium to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo, Januzaj was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by national teams including...
  • Hockey: India men lose to Belgium on Europe tour 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian senior men's hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands. India had earlier hammered Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game at Oegstgeest, before...
  • Obama honours American WWI dead at Flanders Field 26-03-2014 11:12 AM

    Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug....
  • Giant pandas get a celebrity welcome in Belgium 24-02-2014 01:11 PM

    Two giant pandas arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan on Sunday, and they got the kind of welcome usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or celebrities. The male and female pair, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, showed no signs of stress from a journey of more than 12 hours as...
  • Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children 14-02-2014 07:44 AM

    Brussels: Belgium became the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age on Thursday when its lower house of parliament passed new "right-to-die" legislation by a large majority. The law goes beyond Dutch legislation that set a minimum age of 12 for children judged mature enough...
  • India to play Belgium in 2014 Hockey WC campaign opener 31-01-2014 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: India will open their campaign against Belgium in the men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. According to the competition schedule announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday, India are placed in a tough Pool...
  • India lose 1-2 to Belgium, finish sixth in Hockey World League Final 18-01-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Two goals in the last four minutes helped Belgium snatch a 2-1 victory over India in the 5-6 position playoff tie of the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday. The World No.5 team finished the tournament fifth while hosts India had...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Hockey World League Final 18-01-2014 03:09 PM

    After beating Germany 5-4 in the classification game, India now have a chance to finish fifth in the Hockey World League Finals by beating Belgium. India earned their first victory over the world No. 1 and Olympic champions Germany on Friday after failing to qualify for the semi-finals. India were...
  • England beat Belgium 1-0 to enter semi-finals of HWL Final 15-01-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: An impressive England continued their unbeaten run and defeated Belgium by a solitary goal in a hard-fought match to become the first team to book their place in the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final on Wednesday. The Englishman showed great resilience to soak up sustained pressure...
  • England confident ahead of HWL quarters against Belgium 14-01-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: England are full of confidence ahead of their Hockey World League (HWL) Final quarter-final on Wednesday against Belgium after topping Pool A with three wins over World No. 1 Germany, New Zealand and hosts India. The Englishmen practiced hard in motivated spirits at the Major Dhyan Chand National...
  • Belgium look to prove a point against Netherlands at Hockey World League Final 12-01-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Belgium will look to proving a point against the Netherlands in their final Pool B clash of the Hockey World League Final on Monday. Belgium lost their first two matches of the tournament to reigning World Champions Australia and Argentina with identical 2-3 scorelines at the Major Dhyan...
  • Argentina record second straight win, Dutch beat Australia at Hockey World League Final 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina continued their giant-killing spree and scored a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Belgium, while the Netherlands beat Australia by a solitary goal to register their first victory at the Hockey World League Final at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the opening match of the...
  • Argentina stun Netherlands in Hockey World League Final 10-01-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The opening day of the Hero Hockey World League Final witnessed a major upset as lower-ranked Argentina put up a spirited display to outclass London Olympic silver medallist Netherlands 5-2, while world number two Australia eked out a narrow 3-2 win over Belgium in Pool B at the...
  • France stun Belgium to enter semis of Junior Hockey World Cup 12-12-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting encounter to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing Junior Men's Hokey World Cup on Thursday. In another quarter-final, The Netherlands eked out a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand to progress to the...
  • Belgium confident of taking on France in Junior Hockey World Cup 11-12-2013 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Belgium seem ready to take on France in the Hockey Junior World Cup quarter-final to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday. Belgium are full of confidence after defeating defending champions Germany in the league phase earlier. "The entry into the quarter-finals has motivated...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Germany join Belgium in quarters, Pakistan out 10-12-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Germany made a statement why they are the defending World Champions by decimating minnows Egypt 6-0 in a Pool A clash to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to...
  • Belgium stun holders Germany in first day of Junior Hockey WC 06-12-2013 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: European winners Belgium created the first upset of the tournament, stunning defending champions Germany 3-1 in their opening Pool A match of the Hero FIH Junior Men's World Cup at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. The mighty Germans were in for a rude shock as...
  • Belgium junior hockey coach wants to face Germany 05-12-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Belgium coach Philippe Goldberg on Thursday said his boys are eager to take on defending champions Germany when the Hockey Junior World Cup kicks off at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. "The team is eager to play their first match on Friday after the regular training...
  • Belgium gear up for junior hockey men's World Cup 01-12-2013 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Belgium junior men's team on Sunday sweated it out during a practice session at the National stadium, with a clear goal of reaching the top of its group at the upcoming Hockey Junior World Cup starting on Friday. Belgium coach Philippe Goldberg said his team's aim was to...
  • World War I 'sacred soil' ceremony honours Indian soldiers 01-12-2013 05:05 PM

    The sacrifice made by thousands of Indian soldiers fighting for the British Army during World War I has been recognised as part of a ceremony London. "Sacred soil" from 70 WWI battlefields in Belgium, which arrived by warship to the UK, was laid at a memorial garden marking the 100th...
  • Colombia's Falcao and Ibarbo hand Belgium 2-0 defeat 15-11-2013 08:26 AM

    Colombia handed wasteful Belgium their first setback in a year with a 2-0 friendly win on Thursday thanks to goals by Radamel Falcao and Victor Ibarbo as the World Cup-bound teams began preparing for the 2014 finals. Falcao struck six minutes after the break when he sprung the offside trap...
  • Belgium face Colombia in a friendly 13-11-2013 11:28 PM

    Belgium and Colombia are not usually considered heavyweights in world football yet their meeting on Thursday is arguably the most attractive of the friendlies being played this week. Both teams qualified for the World Cup in style, sit proudly in the top five of the FIFA world rankings and will...
  • Pilatus plane crashed in Belgium killing all 11 people on board 20-10-2013 12:26 AM

    A small Pilatus plane carrying a group of skydivers crashed in Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people on board despite the attempts of several to jump to safety, local authorities said. The plane took off from a small airport near Namur, central Belgium, carrying members of a local skydiving...
  • World Cup Qualifiers: Ghost of 1973 chases England 14-10-2013 08:58 AM

    The road to next year's World Cup in Brazil is nearing its end for European teams and there's plenty to play for in the final round of qualifiers on Tuesday. The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland have already qualified after winning their groups but four more automatic places for...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' 05-10-2013 12:34 PM

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four...
  • Italy and Argentina ready to renew rivalry in friendly 13-08-2013 11:03 AM

    Rome: Twelve years after Italy's last match against Argentina, the two predominantly Roman Catholic and football-crazy nations are renewing their storied rivalry in a friendly game that will be played under the auspices of Pope Francis. After months of talks, the Italian and Argentinian federations managed to set up Wednesday's...
  • India women salvage 1-1 draw vs. Belgium in FIH World League Rnd 3 14-06-2013 09:33 PM

    Rotterdam: A lacklustre Indian women's hockey team eked out a 1-1 draw against Belgium to avoid a second consecutive defeat in the women's competition of the FIH World League Round 3 in Rotterdam on Friday. Anupa Barla saved the day for India with the equaliser in the 38th minute after...
  • Flipkens bows out of Aegon Classic 14-06-2013 09:36 AM

    Birmingham: Top-seeded Kirsten Flipkens lost at the Aegon Classic on Thursday, leaving four seeded players in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon tuneup. Flipkens was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-2 by 16th-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova on another rainy day in Birmingham. Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 and...
  • Flipkens advances to round three of Aegon Classic 13-06-2013 02:02 PM

    Birmingham: Top seeded Kirsten of Belgium came from a set down to beat Croatia's Ajla Tomljanovic and advance to the third round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Wednesday. On a rain-affected third day, Flipkens won 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 and will play Magdalena Rybarikova for a place in the...
  • Russian test for Portugal as Belgium take on Serbia 05-06-2013 08:49 AM

    Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal team mates must avoid going into holiday mode too soon as they round off a long season with a tricky World Cup qualifier against European Group F leaders Russia on Friday. Sitting third in the group, level on 11 points with second-placed Israel and...