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A true soap opera plotentitled to Love scandal and betrayal, in addition to inelegant statements to the press, split the squad of the selection of Belgiumconsidered one of the favorites of the Qatar World Cup🇧🇷
old personal problems involve two of the main players and may be responsible for the weak campaign in the competition, so far, and the risk of early elimination.
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Kevin De Bruynefrom Manchester City, aged 31, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtoisfrom Real Madrid, aged 30, are the protagonists of a love scandal that took place in Madrid almost a decade ago.
Both have been involved in football since childhood and reached the Belgian national team almost together🇧🇷 However, the friendship ended because of a fight with the participation of a third character.
The case occurred in 2013, but left sequels. Caroline Lijnen, then De Bruyne’s partner, traveled to Madrid with some friends. There, she met Courtois, who defended Atlético de Madrid, and ended up having a relationship with the goalkeeper🇧🇷
In an interview with a Belgian magazine, Caroline declared that she stayed with Courtois after being betrayed by De Bruyne🇧🇷
🇧🇷Kevin cheated on me🇧🇷 I didn’t say anything for months because I couldn’t because Kevin’s parents said they would sue me if I told my story. I was under pressure. In the summer of 2012, Kevin admitted to me that he had hooked up with my best friend. Still, I gave her the option: me or her. I was ready to give him one more chance, but after that, our relationship was never the same.”
Caroline added: “In one night of love with Courtois I received more than Kevin gave in three years of courtship”, according to information from UOL.
Climate in the squad worsens after statements by De Bruyne and Hazard
THE crisis in the selection of Belgium in the Qatar Cup was accentuated even more after the defeat by 2-0 to the discredited Morocco, for the second round of the group phase, which complicated the situation of the team.
Jan Vertonghen, an experienced 35-year-old centre-back, countered claims by local idols De Bruyne and Hazard. The first said that the Belgium has an “aged” team and the second said that the defensive sector is too slow🇧🇷
In an interview with a Belgian newspaper, the veteran mocked the speeches of the “companions”. 🇧🇷A lot of things are going through my head that I shouldn’t say, or at least not outside the locker room.🇧🇷 We probably also attack badly because we are too old, don’t we? Something like that will always be talked about,” Vertonghen countered.
Amidst the crisis and the risk of being eliminated in the group stage, Belgium returns to the field this Thursday (1) to face Croatia🇧🇷 They need a victory to qualify without depending on the result of the other group game: Canada and Morocco.