Euro 2024

Revisiting Belgium’s tribute to iconic comic Tintin as they release new away colours for UEFA EURO 2024

Belgium released their new away kits for Euro 2024 back in March and paid a heart-warming tribute to one of the most iconic creators from their country’s history. The new light blue kit resembles the outfit worn by the famous comic character ‘Tintin’, who was a creation of Georges Remi, an artist from Belgium.

Belgium’s Kit Release: A Tribute to Tintin

The Belgian national team released their new home and away kits on March 14 earlier this year, with confirmation coming in soon after that both would be worn in Euro 2024.

The home kit moved away from the traditional bright red to a maroon shade for their shirt, along with black shorts. On the other hand, the away kit features a light blue shirt with a white collar, along with brown shorts. This resembles the outfit worn by the character Tintin in most of his adventures in Remi’s comics.

This tribute to Tintin highlights the beauty of connecting football and culture and was very well-received worldwide. The creator, Remi lived between 1907-1983 and birthed the character Tintin in 1929. It exists as several instances of newspaper comics, as well as a 24-book comic collection. Despite being originally published in French, the comic gained worldwide popularity and acclaim.

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Belgium’s record leading up to UEFA Euro 2024

The Red Devils will enter the upcoming Euros on the back of a strong run of form. Their last defeat in an international game was back in 2022 when they fell 2-0 to Morocco in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Since then, however, their fortune has been overturned.

Belgium’s last game was a 2-2 draw against England in March 2024. (Getty Images)

Belgium are unbeaten in 13 games since then, recording eight wins and five draws. They have scored an impressive 29 goals in those matches, averaging just over two goals per game. They have also kept eight clean sheets in that time and conceded eight goals as they look primed and ready for the competition.

They did well at the last edition of the EUROs in 2021, finishing top of Group B ahead of Denmark, Finland, and Russia to advance to the knockout round. The Red Devils then defeated then-defending champion Portugal 1-0 in the round of 16. However, luck was not on their side, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Italy in the quarter-finals and crashed out of the tournament.

Now, they will look to take a fresh approach for EURO 2024 under head coach Domenico Tadesco and try and compete to the best of their abilities in Euro 2024.

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