28 Jun 2018

Belgium: Football helps to heal a divided nation

The Belgian national team are now ranked third in the world by FIFA – and while their footballing abilities are no longer under question, some have cast doubt on the cohesion of the country itself, traditionally divided between Dutch speaking Flemish- and French-speaking Walloons.

Inigo Gilmore has been to Belgium for Channel 4 News, to look at the role football plays in national identity – and investigate the Belgians’ secret musical weapon…