It's the second time that King Filip travels to the World Cup in Russia. Earlier he, together with his sons Gabriel and Emmanuel, witnessed how Belgium trounced Tunisia 5-2 in the group stage. It's not yet clear whether the king will stay on for the final against England or possibly Croatia or will to-and-fro.
Prime Minister Michel is unable to attend the football extravaganza. He's tied up with Donald Trump and the NATO council in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday. Mr Michel intends to watch the match on a big screen at Braine-le-Comte outside Brussels.