Their dreams of World Cup glory, however, were shattered by France in the semi-finals.
Resolute Support is a Nato-led, non-combat mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Salah Abdeslam, in custody in France over the November 2015 attacks that left 130 people dead, has refused to cooperate with French judges ever since his arrest five months after the atrocities.
Austria's counter-intelligence chief says he is pleased that European Union nerve centre Brussels is now a bigger den of spies than Vienna, though hundreds of foreign agents still work under diplomatic cover ...
Iran's foreign minister will meet his British, French and German counterparts in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran, the EU said.
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg witnessed the signing of the agreement between the Government of Qatar, represented by the Qatari Armed Forces, and Nato.
The Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, welcomed His Highness the Emir and the official delegation, expressing his delight at the Emir's visit to Belgium.