Vermaelen: Belgium have no fears at World Cup

The 28-year-old believes his side have the chance to do something special in Brazil this summer and is looking forward to his first major tournament
Beglium defender Thomas Vermaelen is confident his side can make an impact at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Marc Wilmots' side topped Group A in the European qualifying section to reach their first major tournament in over a decade and have been drawn alongside Russia, Algeria and South Korea.

And the Arsenal captain believes his country will be able to compete when they travel to South America with their impressive array of young stars.

"I'm very excited because it's a new experience for us," he told Arsenal Player.

"In our squad I think there are only two players who have played at a big tournament before, so it is something we are all looking forward to.

"The country is so happy for us. If you look at when we qualified, I think the whole country was watching that game! They're all thrilled that we're going to the World Cup.

"We go there with no fear to play our games and we'll make sure we do all we can, put all our effort in and see how far we have come.

"Everything is possible at the World Cup, it's never going to be easy, but I think it is a good draw.

"There are more difficult groups but you still have to play those games.

"Every team deserves their place. But we have a talented group as well and if we do our job and play well, then it's possible to go through to the second round."