Double surprise, this Thursday. The Belgian federation has announced that the Devils will face Burkina Faso three days after traveling to Dublin to face Ireland.
An unprecedented opponent has never faced this African nation since Belgium who notably counted a certain Hervé Kofi (Charleroi) in their goals. “It’s always good to play against countries from other continents while preparing for the World Cup” remarked Roberto Martinez solemnly.
Second surprise: The match will take place at Lotto Park in Anderlecht and not at King Baudouin Stadium. “The Lotto Park provides more comfort for friendly matches played during the week. The proximity between Anderlecht and our Proximus Basecamp also played a part in this choice”, the federation’s press release states.
As a reminder, Roberto Martinez has already warned that he will rely only on players with less than 50 selections for this international break in March. Idea: To give leave to the officers and provide opportunities to the youth.