Friday 20 October 2017

The Belgian line-up to take on Ireland this afternoon looks extremely formidable

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Eden Hazard of Belgium in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Italy at Stade des Lumieres on June 13, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Eden Hazard of Belgium in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Italy at Stade des Lumieres on June 13, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The Belgium team that will play Ireland in a crunch Euro 2016 clash this afternoon features a worrying amount of talent as the Red Devils look to reignite their tournament hopes.

Martin O'Neill is notorious for only revealing his line-up an hour before kick off, but Marc Wilmots' team-sheet has been circulated and it features three changes from Belgium's 2-0 loss to Italy in the opener.

Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier and Moussa Dembele are in for Marouane Fellaini, Laurent Ciman and Radja Nainggolan.

The team is expected to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Belgium currently sit bottom of Group E, with Italy leading the way on three points, followed by Sweden and Ireland on one point each.

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