Belgium - Japan (Tuesday morning 3/07 at 4am)
YES ! Our beloved Red Devils have made it to the final 16 at the World Cup Soccer in Russia !
Again they call upon us for full support to get them past Japan, all the way to the quarter finals !
We know it`s an early rise, but nothing beats watching this game on super large screen at The Castle Hotel together with the Belgian Party Crew which you undoubtedly remember from the BEL-TUN match last weekend.
Again we will be offered the full Belgian beer range (incl. super deal on Palm), but Stephen will be happy to get his best barrista in preparing us some great coffees. That could easily be aKompanied with brekkie ranging from Croque Monsieur, fries, wedges, frikandellen and with a decent crowd we might be able to pursuade him to make pancakes or waffles ! For the occasion, we even made a new dish called "Toast Batshuayi"! Come over to the Castle to find out what it is!
So let`s all join together for this early one, as we all look forward entertaining you for an even bigger party the following weekend !!
Belgium in the Quarter Final (Saturday morning 7/07 at 4am)
If we get passed Japan, our Quarter Final game would be either versus Brazil or Mexico. We've never beaten either of them in a World Cup, but if there is a team that is capable of doing exactly that, it is our current generation of Belgian players!
As per the Japan game, we'll also organise the event at the Castle Hotel in North Melbourne. This time, the game would be played on Saturday morning 7/07 at 4am. Hope to see you all there as this will be a fantastic event with lots of suspense!
No celebrating yellow cards as Belgium well and truly dominated a passive England with our still greatly talented B-Squad! How about that goal by Januzaj! But unfortunately Michy "Bashyoureye" Batshuayi took away his thunder by his unique goal celebration.
It does bring us in a tougher draw, but we know from history that an easier draw is not always a guarantee to go through to the next round (European Championship 2016 vs Wales comes to mind).
So let's stick together and cheer them on through to the next rounds! Japan and Brazil/Mexico await!
What a success, this must have been the biggest Belgium party in Melbourne ever. We were with close to 200 enthusiastic supporters chanting "Waar is da feestje, Hier is da feestje" and "Tous ensemble, tous ensemble, hey hey hey!", fuelled with delicious Belgian beers. The Castle Hotel is such a great place for Belgians in Melbourne. And what a win! The Red Devils really showed their quality and the whole world saw a team that can be very succesful this World Cup. The plan to colour Fed Square red at the World Cup Final day still stands! Thanks everybody for joining and see you again for the upcoming matches! #REDTOGETHER
What a turnout and what a game! Thanks for all the supporters who endured a late night to watch the Belgium football team take home the 3 points! I'm sure there were a few tired eyes the next morning. Remember that the game against Tunisia is tonight (23/06) in the Castle Hotel, with dinner from 6pm onwards and the kick-off for the game at 10pm. Hope to see you there!
Belgian Club Victoria Tipping Competition
To have a bit of fun around the World Cup, the Belgian Club Victoria has set up a predictor competition on the FIFA website. The idea is that you register and predict the scores of every game in the World Cup. Depending on your predictions, you'll score points throughtout the World Cup. With a bit of luck, you may score the most points and can crown yourself "BCV Predictor Champion"!
FIFA has a prize pool for the overall winners of the competition including an Apple MacBook, iPad Pro and other smaller prizes (https://predictor.fifa.com/match/prizes) Note that these prizes are for the overall winner. As part of the "Belgian Club Tipping" Competition, we offer the winner a free meal with a Stella at our next National Day Celebration Event on 21st of July. Details of this event will follow on our website or Facebook.
Each time a new event comes up, one of the BCV members writes an article to keep you posted about all the details.