Nicknamed Die Roten Teufel(The Red Devils), Belgium national team is a strong and powerful squad in Europe. It was qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was Belgium participated in the World Cup again after 12 years. Belgium was ranked the sixth among the 32 qualified national teams in the world that year.
In order to perform well in this major international competition, a lot of excellent players were called up to play for the country. The total value of 24 players had reached 352 million euros. These players included Eden Hazard, Radja Nainggolan, Daniel Van Buyten and so on.
Daniel Van Buyten announced his retirement as a professional footballer on 14 August 2014. The Belgian has helped Bayern München to win UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Deutscher Fussball Bund Pokal and DFL-Supercup. The game against Argentina in the 2014 World Cup has become an unforgettable moment in his career.
After making the decision to retire, Van Buyten was sad and said: “It is very difficult to make such a decision. In the past, I thought a lot. I hope to play a successful World Cup as the end of my career, then to retire after playing for the country. I have been working hard to prepare for this World Cup from January which is very important to me.”
“I heard many different suggestions after I returned from Brazil and was deeply touched by some of them. In the past few weeks, I thought about playing again, but my physical condition has not allowed me to do so. I disappointed my fans but thanked the senior officials for their invitation. They are all good people.”
Van Buyten confirmed that he would pay more attention to his family. “Football is like life for me, and I am about to start a new life now. I can spend more time with my wife and children.”
The 2014 home shirt, away shirt and third shirt of Belgium national team were designed and manufactured by Burrda. They were unveiled together by the brand and Belgian Football Association on 27 February 2014.
The colors of the three football jerseys are red, black and yellow that are from the Belgium national flag. The red home shirt symbolizes the blood of patriots and the victory of wars; black is to mourn the heroes who died in the Belgian Revolution in 1830; yellow symbolizes the wealth and the harvest of the country. These shirts all feature a three-colored collar, showing respect for the great country.
A big crown is printed on the front of the home and third shirts while a diagonal stripe is placed on the front of the away shirt. Besides, indispensable team badge and brand logo are shown on three shirts.
The new home shorts and socks for the 2014 World Cup are red. Players of national team would wear the home kit for the first time in a friendly against Ivory Coast on 5 March 2014. The away shorts and socks are black, too. The third shorts are black and socks are yellow.
Fans will not miss these comfortable football jerseys. Wear a shirt to show your support.