The Belgium national football team have a long history in international football. Their first official game was in 1904, a high scoring 3-3 draw with France. Although most footballers will associate the nickname The Red Devils with Manchester United, it is also the nickname given to the Belgium national football team. It came from their traditional shirt colour of red and was actually coined in 1906 after a 3-2 win over the Netherlands.
Over the next few decades the Belgium national football team developed themselves as a physical and organised side. They were never skilled enough to challenge for major honours but gave the bigger nations tough games at home as well as held their own in the big tournaments. They have made it to 12 world cup finals tournaments, and between 1982 and 2002 they qualified for six world cups in a row. During those six world cup tournaments they only failed to make it out of the group stage once.