Belgium will take on Russia in a Group B encounter tonight (Saturday) at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg in their UEFA Euro 2020 campaign.
Belgium were absolutely unstoppable on their route to the European championships as they cruised through the qualifying campaign without any hiccups.
Russia, meanwhile, enjoyed a straightforward run in the qualifiers as well.
Drawn in the same group as Belgium, Stanislav Cherchesov’s men achieved a second-place finish, winning eight of their ten games, while losing both the contests against their Saturday’s opponents. 2020, though, was a forgettable year for the team as they failed to win six of their eight games, resulting in them staying put in League B of the UEFA Nations League.
However, Russia were able to correct their course to some extent this year, winning two of their three World Cup qualifying games (L1) and head into the Euros with a draw and win over Poland and Bulgaria, respectively, in friendly clashes earlier this month.
Belgium Vs Russia Lineup
Belgium XI (3-4-2-1): Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Castagne, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku, Ferreira Carrasco
Russia XI (3-4-2-1): Shunin, Fernandes, Semyonov, Dzhikiya, Zhirkov, Barinov, Ozdoyev, Zobnin, Kuzyayev, Golovin, Dzyuba
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Kick off is at 20:00 (GMT +1).
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