Belgium coach Marc Wilmots extends contract by four years

Marc Wilmots has been signed on through the 2018 World Cup.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s soccer federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots through the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to soccer’s top tournament for the first time in a dozen years.

Under Wilmots, Belgium has risen as high as fifth in the FIFA rankings.

His agreement was announced Wednesday.