BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM
Belgium vs Italy
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He was part of Belgium as one of the two host nations alongside the Netherlands at Euro 2000, but despite the victory in the opening game of tournament against Sweden, in which Goor scored the opening goal, the Belgians crashed out in disappointing style in front of their own fans at the hands of Turkey.
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For Belgium, Wilmots scored 28 goals in 70 caps, his first coming in May 1990. He went to four World Cups, playing in three. After being an unused substitute in 1990, he played 54 minutes in 1994 without scoring, but scored two goals in 1998 and three in 2002, making him Belgium’s leading goal scorer in World Cup history. He also scored a goal against Brazil in the last 16 match of the 2002 World Cup which was disallowed because of a “phantom foul” on Roque Júnior. According to Wilmots, the referee Peter Prendergast apologized for the error to him at half time. Wilmots was named as one of the seven reserves in the 2002 World Cup All-Star Team. Wilmots also played in Euro 2000,when Belgium co-hosted the tournament.
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Vanderhaeghe made 48 appearances for Belgium, his debut coming on 30 May 1999 against Peru (in a friendly tournament in Japan) at the age of 29. Vanderhaeghe represented the nation in UEFA Euro 2000 – played on home soil – and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, totalling seven appearances and helping the country to the round-of-16 in the latter competition (0–2 against eventual winners Brazil). He scored his two only goals for Belgium in the historic 10–1 win against San Marino in Brussels for the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, on 28 February 2001.