BELGIUM is going to a major tournament for the third straight time adidas ultra boost løpesko herre , and this once-in-a-lifetime team could thrive all the way to the World Cup final.
With two games to spare, Belgium became the first European nation to qualify for next year’s tournament in Russia. And it did so on Sunday by the measure that has marked so many great teams: winning ugly.
For 70 minutes, Greece held the star-studded Belgium team in check with a strategy that can only be called super defensive — a tactic which the Belgians deployed to near perfection whenever they considered themselves an underdog. Then, two sparks of brilliance, capped with a glancing header from Romelu Lukaku, led the way to a 2-1 victory.
With that, there is no more hiding from its role as a World Cup favorite. “Of course we go to Russia to win adidas ultra boost herre salg ,” Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois told the Het Laastste Nieuws daily. “You always want to be the best.”
The Chelsea goalkeeper, like so many others on the squad, has a proven record at club level. But internationally, he and others have underperformed.
The creative quartet of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Manchester United’s Lukaku, along with defensive mainstays Courtois adidas ultra boost dame hvit , Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen and City’s Vincent Kompany, reached the last 8 in Brazil three years ago. But back then, the excuse was still youth and inexperience as they lost to Argentina.
The 2016 European Championship in France was the next test, but Belgium again failed to get past the quarterfinals, losing to Wales. Coaching blunders were blamed and Marc Wilmots left, replaced by Spanish coach Roberto Martinez.
After a decade of coaching Premier League also-rans like Swansea, Wigan and Everton adidas ultra boost norge , Belgium took the risk of hiring Martinez to mold its collection of talent into a tight team.
The victory extended Belgium’s unbeaten streak to 11 matches, and Martinez can get the national team record when his team plays Bosnia-Herzegovina next month.
Such is the poise and promise that qualifying for another big tournament, something the Belgians failed to do between 2002 and 2014, hardly merited a celebration.
by William M. Reilly
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The plight of Myanmar's Rohingyas -- refugees alone now nearing 380,000 -- dominated on Wednesday United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' news conference preceding the annual VIP debate in the General Assembly.
While first warning the Southeast Asia crisis was destabilizing the region, it was not long after that he warned about destabilization for Northeast Asia. The nuclear and missile tests by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) http://www.yeezyv2norge.com/yeezy-boost-350-v2.html , he said, "created great instability and tension on the Korean peninsula, throughout the region and beyond."
"Our world faces major threats -- from the nuclear peril to global terrorism, from inequality to cyber-crime," Guterres said. "Hurricanes and floods around the world remind us that extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent and severe, due to climate change."
"No country can meet these tests alone," the UN chief said. "But if we work together http://www.yeezyv2norge.com/adidas-yeezy-boost-350.html , we can chart a safer, more stable course. And that is why (next week's) General Assembly meeting is so important."
This is his first General Assembly general debate since he became secretary-general on Jan. 1.
CATASTROPHIC HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN MYANMAR
It was his concerns over the ethnic Muslim Rohingyas, both those in Myanmar's Rakhine State and those who fled to neighboring Bangladesh, that topped his list.
"Grievances that have been left to fester for decades have now escalated beyond Myanmar's borders, destabilizing the region," Guterres said.
Myanmar is overwhelmingly Buddhist.
"The humanitarian situation is catastrophic," he said. "When we met last week yeezy boost 350 blå , there were 125,000 Rohingya refugees who had fled into Bangladesh," he said, adding the number of people who have left their homes and have fled to Bangladesh "has now tripled to nearly 380,000."
That concern was such that Guterres, the former head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), said he had written an official letter to the Security Council. He said it was the first such communication between a secretary-general and the council in 28 years.
The panel of 15 later had a briefing and consultations on Myanmar and emerged from the closed-door session to call for an end to discrimination and violence and restitution of law and order.
Guterres said he has been talking by telephone with Aung San Suu Kyi yeezy boost 350 rød , the de facto leader of Myanmar, but not since word came that she would not attend the General Assembly session next week.
When asked if "ethnic cleansing" was the right term to apply, he asked rhetorically, "Can you find a better word?"
A crackdown by Myanmar's army, launched in response to attacks by Rohingya militants on Aug. 25, has pushed vast numbers of refugees from the stateless Muslim minority across the border with Bangladesh. The violence has incubated a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the border.
Suu Kyi has decided to cancel her UN trip and will make a speech on Sept. 19, urging national reconciliation and peace.
OTHER GLOBAL ISSUES
On Monday yeezy boost 350 hvit , the council tightened sanctions on the DPRK, squeezing oil imports and banning textile exports, following the latest nuclear test.
"I call on all member states to ensure the full implementation of this and other relevant Security Council resolutions," he said, acknowledging sanctions are not the solution.
"The solution can only be political," the UN chief said. "Military action could cause devastation on a scale that would take generations to overcome."
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