Belgium win wiped from record books

Christof Koepsel

Belgium won! No they didn't.

Belgium beat Luxembourg, 5-1, last week. It was a slaughtering, as expected. Belgium are one of the best teams in the world and Luxembourg are, well, not.

But it basically never happened.

Belgium used seven substitutes in the match, one more than allowed so FIFA has stricken the match from the record books.

Romelu Lukaku's hat trick? Never happened.

Adnan Januzaj's international debut? Still waiting for it.

Sammy Bossut's debut? Not a thing.

FIFA only allows for six substitutes in international friendlies, but manager Marc Wilmots apparently has trouble counting to six. That or he just didn't give a crap. Probably the latter.

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