World Cup 2022: Kevin De Bruyne Makes Hilarious Prediction for Belgium in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Kevin De Bruyne Makes Hilarious Prediction for Belgium in Qatar

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Kevin De Bruyne has predicted how Belgium's 2022 World Cup campaign will go
  • Belgium were close to the final of the 2018 edition but lost to eventual winners France in the final
  • Belgium produced a shaky performance in their first match in Qatar against Canada, but Michy Batshuayi coll finish gave them a narrow win

Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne has made a prediction about Belgium's chances for World Cup glory.

Most of the country's golden generation, including Kevin De Bruyne, are nearing the end of their peak years. With other countries getting stronger with younger talent, Belgium's window is slowly closing.

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City, Belgium, 2022 World Cup
De Bruyne will be 35 in 2026 when the next World Cup tournament is held. Photo by Clive Brunskill.
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De Bruyne and Belgium reached the semis in the 2018 edition in Russia, and there was hope that they would attempt to win Euro 2020, but they were unsuccessful in that quest.

Belgium are currently second in the FIFA ranking, and their team showed ominous signs of decline when they played Canada in their opening World Cup match. The Red Devils couldn't cope with Canada's aggressiveness and energy, according to Eurosport.

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De Bruyne World Cup prediction

The Manchester City star has made a hilarious but honest prediction about Belgium's World Cup chances, according to the Guardian.

“No chance, we’re too old.”

The 31-year-old stressed that his country's chance to win the tournament was in 2018, but things are different now.

“I think our chance was 2018. We have a good team, but it is ageing. We lost some key players. We have some good new players coming, but they are not at the level other players were in 2018. I see us more as outsiders.”

De Bruyne has won almost everything at Manchester City, and much has been said about their failure to win the Champions League.

Moreover, success with his country has eluded him, and it remains to be seen if he will play in the 2026 World Cup when he'll be 35 years.

De Bruyne odd MOTM award

Sports Brief earlier reported on De Bruyne criticising himself after he was awarded a man of the match award against Canada

After the game, De Bruyne was awarded a MOTM but stated he did not play well enough to deserve it.

Fans on social media also shared the same sentiments, as they believed other players from the Canada and Belgium camps had played better than de Bruyne.