Courtois to sue former Belgium coach Wilmots

The recent statements by Marc Wilmots about the leaking of the news of the Belgian team at Euro 2016 have angered Thibaut Courtois, who is taking legal action.

News April 25, 2018, 12:34 IST


Thibaut Courtois and Marc Wilmots at European Championship 2016

Thibaut Courtois and his father have opened "criminal indemnification proceedings for slander and defamation" against former Belgian coach Marc Wilmots for allegedly leaking news of the team.

Wilmots was speaking on Qatari television when he suggested that he had been told that Chelsea The father of the goalkeeper, Thierry, had revealed selections of the Belgian team to journalists at Euro 2016.

The former striker was fired after tournament, as they were surprisingly eliminated by Wales in the quarterfinals, ensuring that the talented Belgian squad was seen as having failed.

Wilmots, who left his role in Côte d'Ivoire in November after failing to qualify for the World Cup, now faces a battle in court, with Courtois and his father angry over the 49-year-old claims.

Courtois wrote on Instagram: "Mr. Wilmots – not for the first time – publicly and intentionally reiterates [makes] accusations against my honor and reputation.

" Like my father, we decided together to file a complaint accompanied by a process of criminal compensation for defamation and defamation. "

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