Belgium vs Russia: Match line ups

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Belgium and Russia are set to go head-to-head this evening at the Maracana. The Red Devils can qualify for the Round of 16 if they're able to secure the three points against Fabio Capello's side.

Eden Hazard and Co. just edged out Algeria by two goals to one in their opening group game, and will now be looking to maintain their 100% record.

Russia, meanwhile, will be targeting their first win of the tournament after they were held by the Korea Republic in their opening fixture.

Both sides will certainly be hoping for an improved performance at the Maracana after tricky opening games.

Belgium, who have been tipped by many as the 'Dark Horses' of the competition, had to come from behind against Algeria, with Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini playing a key role in the turnaround.

Capello's side, however, were saved by a late Alexander Kerzhakov goal in order to get off the mark in competition. The two teams will now be looking to secure the three points this evening, as they look to take control of group H.

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The teams

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vermaelen, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku

Russia: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Kanunnikov, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy, Shatov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov


Belgium may have struggled in their opening fixture of the competition, but they have more than enough quality and fire power to overcome the Russians.

With a number of Premier League stars in their team, English fans will be watching with interest as the Red Devils look to secure a place in the last 16.

They will certainly be looking to step up a gear this evening, and should enjoy a comfortable evening against Capello's side.

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