Stephen Dunmoye

Following the disappointing performances of the Belgians team in this year world cup, Belgium’s coach, Roberto Martinez has announced he is stepping down as the head coach.

Belgium was held to a goalless draw on Thursday by Croatia which ended their world cup hope as the title contenders.

Martinez announced his contract would not be renewed after Belgium’s 0-0 draw with Croatia confirmed their elimination.

The coach had previously guided Belgium to their best ever World Cup, a third-placed finish at Russia in 2018.

They ended the tournament as top scorers with what has been considered a ‘golden generation’ for the country including Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in their prime.

However, they failed to build on that success and were knocked out of Euro 2020 in the quarter-finals by Italy.

They arrived in Qatar second in the FIFA rankings but a shock defeat to Morocco and a goalless draw against Croatia saw them eliminated in the group stages for the first time since 1998, having scored just one goal.