Having sealed their berth in the UEFA Euro 2020, Belgium will be aiming to maintain their 100 percent record in the Qualifiers when they face Kazakhstan on Sunday. Belgium will be hoping to make it eight wins in eight matches in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers, when they travel to Nur-Sultan to face off against Kazakhstan at the Astana Arena on Sunday. Belgium became the first team to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020, after they thrashed minnows San Marino 9-0 earlier this week. The win put Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils on 21 points from 7 games, confirming their place in the next summer’s blockbuster event. And while qualification has been achieved, Belgium will not want to take their foot off the pedal and continue on their winning ways to maintain their perfect record in the Qualifiers. Kazakhstan, on the other hand, find themselves in the fourth place in Group I, having collected only 7 points from 7 matches so far. The Hawks have […]

The visitors took a surprise lead in the first half but goals from Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Ibrahim Afellay and Robin Van Persie settled the contest late in the second half. Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink said he always felt confident that his side would secure the win against the minnows in their Euro 2016 qualifying game although they were made to work really hard for it. “We can be satisfied. The only corner they had went in. Then we had to play against a wall of players. In the first half we suffered from that.” “We stayed calm during half-time. But if we kept playing like that, we would get there eventually. It was just a matter of scoring goals. I didn’t have the feeling we would lose points tonight.” Kazakhstan took a shock lead in the first half thanks to a Renat Abdulin header from the corner but second half substitute Klass-Jan Huntelaar restored parity just after the hour mark. Hiddink […]

Euro 2012 – Qualifying Rounds Review

International action returned to Europe with all the teams facing off against each other in a bid for qualification. All of the big names lived up to their billing as we saw three exciting match days come to an end. Read on to find more.