Belgium and Egypt meet in Brussels in search of their first win in the warm-up games after drawing their respective opening encounters against Portugal and Colombia, respectively.
Belgium, in particular, was expected to thump Portugal but produced a very dull game. While it can be accounted for lack of momentum which is missing in the early stages, the kind of squad they have merits much more. Egypt on the other would have been happy with their display as it battles its injury woes in the squad. FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule in IST.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez saw his captain Vincent Kompany hobble off the field in the second half against Portugal and may replace him with Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata. Toby Alderweireld is expected to keep his place in the back three along with Jan Vertonghen. Yannick Carassco, who now plays in the Chinese Super League and started the last game for Belgium may be shunted out to make way Nacer Chadli, although the former is favorite to start in Russia for the Red Devils. Central midfielder Mousa Dembele is most likely to be rested for the rest of the warm-up games as the manager fears he may be burnt out before the Cup starts.
Egypt received some positive news about striker Mo Salah’s recovery as the Liverpool man is tipped to be fit for their World Cup opener. Mohamed Elneny is back available for selection after he missed the game against Colombia due to an injury. His presence is massive for Egypt as he has this ability to drive the game forward. Mohamed El Hadary, the 45-year-old veteran goalkeeper will start ahead of Mohamed El Shenawy and may be handed over the gloves in Russia too making him the oldest player to ever feature at the finals. Ali Gabr and Ahmed Hegazi, the two defenders representing West Brom in the English League will start the game at the back for Egypt. 2018 FIFA World Cup 23-Man Squad of All the 32 Participating Teams Announced.
While Roberto Martinez has the luxury to rotate his squad and give everyone the much needed minutes, his Egyptian counterpart Hector Cuper, unfortunately, is not spoilt for choices. With limited resources, the Egyptians go into the match as the clear underdogs. Expect, Eden Hazard and co to feast on their opposition’s vulnerability.
Belgium vs Egypt Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Belgium vs Egypt International friendly football match takes place on June 07 at the Heysel Stadium. The football match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST.
Belgium vs Egypt Football Match, Live Telecast in India available?
Unfortunately, the live telecast of the football match won’t be
available in India. Though Sony Pictures Network holds the broadcast rights of FIFA World Cup 2018 in India, they won’t be telecasting warm-up matches/international friendlies ahead of the tournament proper.