Date: July 3, 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Arena, Germany
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Two European heavyweights Belgium and Italy will be up against one another in the Euro 2020 quarterfinal on Friday night. The teams are set to meet at the Allianz Arena with Belgians ranked the number one side in the world while Italy celebrated a national record of going unbeaten for 31 games in the last round. This then is sure to result in agony for one team which will end up on the wrong side of the result but both teams will definitely give it their all to reach the semis.
Belgium are likely to be without the services of two of their big players with both Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard sustaining injuries against Portugal.
Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Florenzi have both resumed training with the team and seem fit enough to start in this game.
It is super tough to choose between the two sides. Both the sides look equally strong and will be extra pumped given that this is the knockout stage of the competition. Perhaps it will be down to someone’s individual brilliance that will make the difference on the night of the match.
However, given that Belgium have a few injury concerns, Italy might just have that upper edge heading into this fixture. Other than that, this looks set to be yet another thrilling affair. The best captain and vice-captain choices for the match will be Mertens, Lukaku, Chiesa, Immobile and Insigne.
Probable Starting XI:
Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, T Hazard, Witsel, Tielemans, Meunier, Mertens, Lukaku, Carrasco
Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Goalkeeper: Courtois, Donnarumma
Defender: Meunier, Bonucci, Vertonghen, Spinazzola
Midfielder: T Hazard, Witsel, Verratti, Jorginho
Forwards: Lukaku, Immobile, Insigne, Mertens
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