World Cup 2022: Hazard, De Bruyne… The clashes confirmed in Belgium


For Belgium, this 2022 World Cup was a real fiasco. In Qatar, the Red Devils failed to overtake the pools. It must be said that the tensions would have plagued Roberto Martinez’s locker room. Many clashes would have broken out internally as reported by the press. Clarifications have also been made about these clashes between the players of Belgium.

Third in the last World Cup, the Belgium was keen to do better and finally win a trophy with his golden generation. Clearly this was not the case. At Qatar, it turned into a fiasco for the Red Devils, eliminated from the pools. And internally, it wouldn’t have been better with many clashes. If denials were made, it would indeed have heated up in the locker room.

Vertonghen clashes with De Bruyne…

Whereas The Team revealed a big clash between Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghenforcing Romelu Lukaku to intervene, The Athletic explains that the two players would have had a frank exchange, but it would have been less explosive than announced. It prevents that Lukaku indeed had to come between the two Belgians.

… and Hazard

However, this was not the only clash in the locker room of the Belgium. There would also have been a big discussion between Eden Hazard and Jan Vertonghen. In the end, the player real Madrid took matters into his own hands to calm things down with his teammate.

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