Euro 4

Russia will meet Belgium at home when both teams begin their campaign in Group B of the Euro 2020-2021 finals in St Petersburg on Sunday morning. Belgium are ranked number 1 in the world on the FIFA rankings and are among the tournament's title contenders, while Russia may struggle to get through a group that also features the team known as the Horses. Oh like Denmark.

Belgium have a roster of players that makes many European clubs the envy of Europe, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco, as well as strikers Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku among the biggest stars of the season. Manchester City star De Bruyne recently underwent minor surgery for broken nose and eye sockets but will be available for much of the league, while Hazard has had a well-documented injury problem at Real Madrid for the past 12 months.

However, after Lukaku's superb season at Inter Milan, the Belgians enter this opening clash confident and looking for a quick start. Roberto Martinez's side have won seven of their last nine, including a 1-0 warm-up win over Croatia on Monday, and they are expected to control the tempo of this match from the start. Soon.

Russia had a shaky run at the end of 2020 when they lost to both Turkey and Serbia in the UEFA Nations League in November before winning World Cup qualifiers against Malta (3-1) and Slovenia (2-1). ) last March. They then lost 1-2 to Slovakia before their Euro 2020-21 warm-ups ended with a 1-1 draw against Poland and a 1-0 win over Bulgaria last Saturday.

The Russian team has only a few names that are considered the most prominent stars, such as midfielder Denis Cheryshev and striker Artem Dzyuba, and contrasts the selections of colleague Roberton Martinez, the coach's team Stanislav Cherchesov is unmatched. Moreover, Belgium's players are mainly from Europe's top leagues and they also have enough class to comfortably win by a margin.

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