Belgium national futsal team

The Belgium national futsal team is the national futsal team of Belgium and is controlled by the Belgian Football Association and represents the country in international futsal competitions, such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships.[2]

Belgium
Nickname(s)Rode Duivels / Diables Rouges
(Red Devils)
AssociationBelgian Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKarim Bachar
Most capsKarim Chaibai (135)
Top scorerKarim Chaibai (65)
FIFA codeBEL
FIFA ranking31 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Belgium 7–2 Netherlands 
(Genk, Belgium; April 22, 1977)
Biggest win
 Belgium 14–1 Moldova 
(Ghent, Belgium; October 24, 1995)
 Belgium 13–0 Malta 
(Bern, Switzerland; December 17, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Belgium 1–11 Spain 
(Ans, Belgium; April 5, 2005)
World Cup
Appearances3 (First in 1989)
Best result4th place (1989)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances5 (First in 1996)
Best resultBronze 3rd place (1996)
World Cup
Appearances5 (First in 1997)
Best result4th place (2015)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances3 (First in 2007)
Best result5th place (2007, 2018)

Tournament recordsEdit

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 4th Place 8 5 2 1 22 11
Hong Kong 1992 Second Round 6 3 0 3 17 18
Spain 1996 Second Round 6 2 0 4 17 22
Guatemala 2000 did not qualify
Chinese Taipei 2004
Brazil 2008
Thailand 2012
Colombia 2016
Lithuania 2020
Total 3/9 20 10 2 8 56 51

UEFA European Futsal ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 3rd Place 4 2 0 2 8 10
Spain 1999 1st Round 3 0 1 2 1 7
Russia 2001 did not qualify
Italy 2003 1st Round 3 0 1 2 5 11
Czech Republic 2005 did not qualify
Portugal 2007
Hungary 2010 1st Round 2 0 0 2 2 8
Croatia 2012 did not qualify'
Belgium 2014 1st Round 2 0 1 1 1 6
Serbia 2016 did not qualify
Slovenia 2018
Netherlands 2022
Total 5/12 14 2 3 9 17 42

Grand Prix de FutsalEdit

Grand Prix de Futsal Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Brazil 2005 did not enter
Brazil 2006
Brazil 2007 5th Place 6 4 0 2 20 23
Brazil 2008 did not enter
Brazil 2009
Brazil 2010
Brazil 2011 13th Place 6 3 2 1 32 21
Brazil 2013 did not enter
Brazil 2014
Brazil 2015
Brazil 2018 5th Place 4 0 1 3 8 28
Total 3/11 16 7 3 6 60 72

Futsal MundialitoEdit

Futsal Mundialito Record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Italy 1994 did not enter
Brazil 1995
Brazil 1996
Brazil 1998 5th Place 4 0 0 4 8 18
Brazil 2001 did not qualify
Italy 2002 8th Place 4 0 1 3 5 19
Portugal 2006 did not enter
Portugal 2007
Portugal 2008
Total 2/9 8 0 1 7 13 37

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for the UEFA 2024 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualification matches against Austria and Georgia on 5 and 8 October 2022, respectively.[3][4]
Head coach: Karim Bachar

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Moustafa Idrissi (1996-07-25) 25 July 1996 (age 26)   FT Charleroi
19 1GK Dries Vrancken (1998-08-11) 11 August 1998 (age 24)   Full Hasselt

3 2DF Charly Beeckman (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 26)   Futsal My-Cars
5 2DF Ahmed Sababti (captain) (1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 37)   FT Antwerpen
8 2DF Ibrahim Adnane (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 29)   FT Antwerpen
11 2DF Soufian El Fakiri (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 (age 32)   FT Antwerpen
14 2DF Mohamed Dahbi Reda (1987-10-13) 13 October 1987 (age 35)   FT Charleroi

2 4FW Abdelhakim Sababti (1992-05-26) 26 May 1992 (age 31)   Real Elmos Herentals
4 4FW Omar Rahou (1992-07-19) 19 July 1992 (age 30)   Futsal My-Cars
6 4FW Gréllo (1985-07-04) 4 July 1985 (age 37)   Anderlecht
7 4FW Steven Dillien (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 31)   Anderlecht
9 4FW Jawad Yachou (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 28)   Real Elmos Herentals
10 4FW Marvin Ghislandi (1999-06-15) 15 June 1999 (age 23)   FT Charleroi
13 4FW Mouhsin Bouzid (1998-02-20) 20 February 1998 (age 25)   FT Charleroi
15 4FW Kenneth Vanderheyden (1999-10-01) 1 October 1999 (age 23)   Full Hasselt
16 4FW Jasper Buyl (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 27)   FT Antwerpen

Notable playersEdit

  • Leonardo Aleixo
  • Rafael Teixeira
  • Liliu
  • Lúcio
  • Zico
  • André

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Belgium futsal story: Hope for better future". futsallfeed.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  3. ^ "SÉLECTION DE L'ÉQUIPE NATIONALE A DE FUTSAL" (in French). RBFA. Retrieved 24 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Belgium Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 24 October 2022.

External linksEdit