Well, probably EVERY soccer team is flying directly from their capital or so to Japan or South-Korea, except for the Belgian team. AFIK, they are the only ones that are not flying directly from BRU. I think this is a real shame. Why didn't the KBVB (soccer association) at least charter a 747, 777 or A340 or whatever?
Noooo, instead of flying Brussels-Tokyo or Osaka or something like that, they are first going to take the train (probably Thalys) to Paris - Charles De Gaulle. From there on, they will take the aircraft (don't know which airline).
You have to admit it, this not even half as impressive as departing from BRU, isn't it? What a pitty...
Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography