THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY BEGINS
A career, hopefully I’ll stick to for once - less updating is obviously required but as much as I love creation content after the first few posts, I can never seem to get myself into writing more than one or two posts. This will be run alongside me and my friend’s network game, so I can keep myself interested in both. I wanted to do something different, bring something I’ve not seen much of on here to the forum – an international save and a team which won’t be too hard, one where there is something there already with great potential still.
Going back to 2007 Belgium, were ranked 71st in the World Rankings, now going forward a few, (maybe more than a few) they sit in fifth place, their highest ever ranking. In 2014, the Red Devils have only ever made it past the Quarter Finals once, back In 1986 when they lost to Argentina in the semi-finals, since then they could’ve been seen as a “sleeping giant” if you want to call it that.
With the youth of Germany breaking through into the first team, keeping their team cohesion there, playing through each youth level together similar has happened at Belgium, and with that it gives a chance for us to dominate world football, but at the same time be a surprise nation if it were to happen, world success with Belgium is the long term aim, doing what Spain did by winning back-to-back European Championships and a World Cup in between – at the same time don’t have an aging squad and change the philosophy slightly so we won’t be caught out on occasions. To test ourselves against the best I have arranged two early friendlies for during the year, both against South American Nations (Brazil and Argentina). The challenges won’t be easy, nor will my aims but it can most definitely be done, and I’m determined to get it to happen.
With our Euro 2016 qualification group looking pretty easy to qualify from, if we weren't to win it I would be disappointed, my aim is to win the group and reach the final of Euro 2016 - setting high aims, but with the squads quality it can easily happen.
I want to win the World Cup by 2026 maximum, 2018 would be fantastic though - giving three world cups to build a team and improve a nation even more than it already has done so.
It is certainly a joy to watch Belgium play football, and I want to bring that into a game. This save will tend to include posts of match previews, international call ups and all around that - it looks interesting so I hope you guys can keep into it, if you can I will :).