Hundreds of ‘yellow vest’ protesters have converged in the Belgian capital of Brussels to protest rising fuel prices and undesirable living standards, imitating the recent anti-tax hike protests in France.
Iranian referee Alireza Faghani together with compatriot linesmen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Mansouri have been picked to officiate the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup third-place playoff between Belgium and England.
Roberto Martinez’s swashbuckling Belgium side heads into tonight’s semifinal with familiar foe France as the World Cup’s leading scorer, but its old rival has evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.
After a surreal night on the Baltic where England struggled to contain its satisfaction with a defeat that offers the Three Lions an easier path to the final, Belgium is trusting that World Cup fortune will favor the brave.
Belgium need to improve on its performance in Monday's 3-0 win over Panama as its World Cup campaign progresses against Tunisia, according to head coach Roberto Martinez, but he said they "should not look for perfection".