Soccer-Top-ranked Belgium have best chance of first major trophy

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Qualifier - Group I - Belgium v Cyprus - King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - November 19, 2019 Belgium team huddle before the match REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

(Reuters) - Belgium have their best chance to win their first major trophy, and underline a long-standing status as the top team in the FIFA rankings, when next month’s European Championship gets underway.

An impressive array of talented players, many at their peak, are available to coach Roberto Martinez as Belgium begin their Group B campaign and are expected to ease past Russia, Denmark and Finland to become the team to avoid in the knockout phase.

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