Posts Tagged "Belgium"

European Championship Stories: 2000 – Belgium, The Nearly Men

By on Apr 7, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 0 comments

On the sixth of December 2011, Belgium finally ended a record-breaking run of five hundred and forty-one days without a formal government when new Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo was sworn in by King Albert II in Brussels. Following the general election of June 2011, the fragmented political landscape was represented by eleven different political parties taking seats in...

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World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

By on Jun 2, 2010 in History, Latest | 6 comments

The concept of England having a high level of expectation at the time of a World Cup finals is a comparatively recent one. As recently as 1990, most adults could remember their two successive failures to qualify for the whole event and, once there, they only seldom lit the tournament up. In 1982, a good performance in the opening match against France was followed by...

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