Five Belgium players are said to have booked earlier flights home from the World Cup amid reports of unrest amongst the squad.
The Red Devils shockingly crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Croatia in their final Group F fixture on Thursday.
Morocco, who beat Belgium a few days earlier, topped the group, with Croatia finishing a point above Roberto Martinez’s side in second.
It is now confirmed that a number of Belgium players decided against travelling home with the team and arranged their own flights.
Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Jeremy Doku, Arthur Theate and Lois Openda paid for their own travel from Qatar and reportedly landed in Brussels before their teammates.
De Bruyne’s comments over the Belgium squad being “too old” to go all the way in an interview with The Guardian reportedly didn’t go down well with his colleagues, with Hazard admitting “words had been spoken”.
Perhaps De Bryune is a victim of his truth, after all, Belgium national team fielded a side with an average age of 31 years and 95 days against Croatia – the oldest in a World Cup game since 2010 – their ‘Golden Generation’ era would appear to be over
Belgium’s exit from World cup made Roberto Martinez announced he was stepping down after six years.
All they needed is a win over Croatia to confirm their seat in Qatar. Substitute Romelu Lukaku missed big chances for the national team and only had to be consoled by assistant manager Thierry Henry.