Wales v Belgium: Match Preview

07 September 2012 12:00

Chris Coleman's Wales have a tough fixture tonight against a Belgium team brimming with talent.

Chris Coleman has a depleted squad due to injuries ahead of their game with Belgium with Craig Bellamy the most notable absentee due to a calf injury. Robert Earnshaw comes into the squad to replace Bellamy.

Other absentees are goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, Neil Taylor, Jack Collison, Joe Ledley & David Vaughan all experienced players.

As always Wales hopes of success fall on the shoulders of Tottenham's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmot´s has a full squad going into the fixture and it is flooded with Premier League talent. The current squad have been branded the “golden generation” and they have high hopes of topping their group.

Their back three is made up of Tottenhams Jan Vertonghen, Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

Everton's Maroune Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas play alongside spurs new signing Moussa Dembele and Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Probable Lineups

Wales - Myhill, Gunter, Collins, Williams, Ricketts, Edwards, Allen, Ramsey, Bale, Morison, Vokes

Belgium - Courtois, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Kompany, Alderweireld, Fellaini, Witsel, Simons, Hazard, Mirallas, Dembele

Source: DSG

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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