The team's Coach Dominique Baeyens told the VRT sport that "We have made a remarkable step. Dominique Baeyens was himself a player in the 1978 Volleyball World Cup.
The 3-2 result sees the Belgians top their group and assure themselves as a place in September's World Cup tournament in Poland.
Surprising win sees women bound for Poland
Our women's team too had reason to celebrate. The yellow tigers' 3-0 win against the volleyball mad Poles means that they too qualify for the World Cup.
Despite playing before a 14,000 crowd in Lodz, the Belgians saw off the Poles in three sets.