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Football: Thierry Henry will be on the Belgium bench for "the final" against the Netherlands


The former striker of the France team will officiate as coach of the Red Devils for the trip to the Netherlands on Sunday.

Thierry Henry will find a bench.

At least temporarily.

The world champion in 1998 with the Blues, usually first assistant in particular in charge of the attackers, will indeed replace the coach of Belgium Roberto Martinez, suspended, during the trip of the Red Devils to the Netherlands Sunday in Amsterdam in the League of Nations , the Belgian federation (RBFA) announced on Friday.

The Spanish coach was sent off Thursday against Wales (2-1) for delaying returning the ball to a Welsh player late in the game.

The RBFA having given up appealing, he is automatically suspended in accordance with UEFA regulations.

Martinez will therefore be in the stands for the "final" of group 4 of the League of Nations, it is up to Thierry Henry, his first assistant, to coach the Red Devils from the bench where he will be assisted by two other assistants, Anthony Barry and Thomas Vermaelen.

Dutch and Belgians have been mano a mano since the start of the League of Nations, but it is Thibaut Courtois' teammates who have the advantage with 13 points on the clock against 10 for the Red Devils.

Belgium will have to win by three goals on Sunday to finish at the top of their group and qualify for the Final 4 at the expense of their opponent on Sunday.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-09-23

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