[Teams] Belgium vs Republic of Ireland: Chelsea & Tottenham Stars Start

By on June 18, 2016

Belgium will look to get their Euro 2016 campaign back on track following their opening defeat to Italy when they take on the Republic of Ireland this afternoon.

There is plenty of Premier League interest in the game with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois keeping his place in goal while team mate Eden Hazard once again starts in attack.

Tottenham defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld are joined by team mate Moussa Dembele as he comes in to the midfield in place of Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne once again suppers Romelu Lukaku in attack.

Southampton’s Shane Long leads the line up front for Ireland while James McCarthy marshalls the midfield.

Here are the confirmed teams:


Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Dembélé; De Bruyne, Hazard, Carrasco; R. Lukaku.

Republic of Ireland

Randolph, Coleman, O’Shea, Clark, Ward, Whelan, McCarthy, Hendrick, Hoolahan, Brady, Long.


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One Comment

  1. English Teacher

    June 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    ‘Kevin De Bruyne once again SUPPERS Romelu Lukaku in attack’ – is this yet another ‘new’ word that has entered the English language?
    No wonder our children are growing up not knowing how to write correctly!

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