The King is a big fan of the Red Devils – it’s part of the job! - and came to see their progress. So far no visit to Russia has yet been pencilled in for Belgium's head of state, but if Belgium makes headway in the competition they can look forward to royal support. Last time round in Brazil King Filip and Queen Mathilde travelled to the host nation to cheer on the Belgium's best. You will recall it was as Queen Mathilde cheered on the players that Divock Origi scored the winning goal!
When shown a Red Devils shirt King Filip also bantered with Belgium's Eden Hazard telling him not to eat too many hamburgers. The player told the king that one hamburger after the match was essential and insisted that it should always be accompanied by Belgian fries!