Kevin De Bruyne
Our star midfielder is also Belgian’s star man for Roberto Martinez’s squad as he looks to pull the strings for the Belgian’s chance at glory. A chance that appears to be slim compared to previous editions.
This is likely to be De Bruyne’s last World Cup chance given he will be 35 next time the tournament comes around and the golden generation will be considered not in their prime to tackle the challenge of going all the way.
Also, injuries are coming thick and fast for their older generation with a number of their players not having a run of games before the tournament.
Defeated in the semi-finals to eventual winners, France, in Russia, the squad has extensive experience with the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Youri Tielemans to call upon.
They will face Croatia, Canada and Morocco in Group F and are the favourites to advance to the next round. A battle with other favourites, Croatia, to win the group.
Their performance against Canada was lacklustre at best and they will be hoping for an improved performance come Croatia and Morroco games.
Their opponents, should they advance, will likely be Spain or Germany/Japan, and this could provide an obstacle too much.
Chance of winning the World Cup: Slim – Fancy Belgium to get knocked out in the group stages or the round of 16 should they progress.