The Belgium national football team (Dutch: Het Belgisch voetbalelftal; French: L'équipe de Belgique de football; German: Die Belgische Fußballnationalmannschaft) has represented Belgium in association football since 1904. It is controlled by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the governing body for football in Belgium and the oldest football association in continental Europe (founded in 1895). Belgium's home stadium is the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels and Marc Wilmots is their national manager. He started as an assistant, but took over in May 2012 when Georges Leekens took the managerial position in Club Brugge. They are nicknamed the Red Devils (Dutch: Rode Duivels, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroː.də ˈdœy̯.vəɫs]; French: Diables Rouges; German: Rote Teufel).
The best achievements from Belgium in international tournaments so far were the qualification for six successive FIFA World Cups between 1982 and 2002 with as summum the fourth place in 1986, the title of European vice-champions in 1980 and the 1920 Olympic Football Gold Medal on home ground. Other notable prestations are their four victories over reigning world champions: 2–0 against West Germany in 1954, 5–1 against Brazil in 1963, 1–0 against Argentina in 1982 and 2–1 against France in 2002. As of September 2013, Belgium is the leader in its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification group and has a good chance to reappear at the end stages of a major tournament after twelve years of absence.