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Euro 2020 Group B preview: Belgium, Russia, Finland, Denmark - fixtures, squads, match schedule, predictions

Belgium are not counting on Kevin De Bruyne currently being prepared for the Group B video game. The Gentleman City midfielder joined the relaxation of the Belgian squad on Monday at their base in Tubize but was despatched straight for much more clinical tests, after a double facial fracture endured in the Champions League last.

He had a smaller surgical procedures on the injuries last 7 days but had always been preparing to only join up with Belgium a single 7 days in advance of the Euro 2020 kick off in get to have a break after a very long club period.

Even though De Bruyne’s participation is uncertain, captain Eden Hazard returned on Sunday in a 1- get above Croatia for his first international in some 18 months, coming on for the last eight minutes just after an damage-plagued club season.

“It did not make a difference how numerous minutes Eden performed, but that he played. Which is a major move mentally.

“I’m happy with how he arrived in. He picked up the rate of the video game promptly. When will Eden be prepared for 90 minutes? That’s challenging to say. The most crucial thing is that he is medically ready,”

Below is how we forecast the two sides will line up…

Belgium vs Russia predicted lineups

Belgium XI: Courtois Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen Meunier, Castagne, Dendoncker, Tielemans E. Hazard, Carrasco Lukaku

Russia XI: Shuhin Semyonov, Dzhikiya, Kudryashov Fernandes, Zobnin, Ozdoev, Zhirkov Golovin, Miranchuk Dzbuya

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Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne

Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken

Forwards: Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard

Goalkeepers: Yuri Dyupin, Matvei Safonov, Anton Shunin

Defenders: Georgi Dzhikiya, Igor Diveev, Yuri Zhirkov, Vyacheslav Karavaev, Fedor Kudryashov, Andrei Semenov, Mario Fernandes

Midfielders:Dmitri Barinov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Maksim Mukhin, Aleksandr Golovin, Daniil Fomin, Roman Zobnin, Alexei Ionov, Daler Kuzyayev, Andrei Mostovoy, Magomed Ozdoev, Denis Makarov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Denis Cheryshev

Forwards: Artem Dzyuba, Anton Zabolotny, Aleksandr Sobolev

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Jack Grealish backs England squad’s mix of youth and expertise for Euro 2021 good results

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Jack Grealish backs England squad’s mix of youth and experience for Euro 2021 success

Grealish, who commenced each Euros warm-up wins from Austria and Romania final week, is a person of 11 players in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad with much less than 10 caps.

Since lifting the Earth Cup in 1966, England have typically struggled underneath the pounds of expectation, with lots of star names wilting in summer months tournaments underneath the harsh spotlight of knockout football.

But Aston Villa captain Grealish thinks the mixture of youthful talent and those people who skilled the heartache of becoming knocked out of the 2018 Environment Cup at the semi-final stage could be a perfect squad mix.

“I consider it could absolutely support, since I feel we nonetheless have the experience there,” he stated of the youthful nature of the squad.

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“There’s so a lot experience in the aspect at the second that was in Russia in 2018. (John) Stones, Harry Maguire, Hendo (Jordan Henderson), Harry (Kane) up leading, Raheem (Sterling).

“So you still have all that encounter. Then you have a mix of kids coming via with Jude Bellingham, Bukayo (Saka).

“I consider we have a younger squad basically, I imagine I read anyone say that we’re a single of the youngest in the event if not the youngest and I assume that can aid us. We have a bit of both equally so fingers crossed it does.”

Croatia were the aspect to close England’s hopes 3 a long time back and they will be the opposition for the opening match of Team D at Wembley on Sunday – a game which could see Grealish maintain his spot in Southgate’s facet.

“I really do not truly believe it is a issue of undertaking adequate,” he replied when asked if his eye-catching performances in the heat-up video games will see him participate in towards Croatia.

“You only really have to glance at the players in my place, most of them have just arrive back from enjoying in the Champions League and Europa League final, whereas I have been hurt for a while.

“The competitors is there, but I believe it is awesome competitors to have. I don’t consider it is a issue of have I completed more than enough to commence, I’ll be all set when known as upon.”

Supplemental reporting by PA.

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