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Jun 6, 2021 at 7.45pm UK
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How Belgium could line up against Croatia

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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Belgium could line up for their International Friendly with Croatia on Sunday evening.
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Belgium will remain without Kevin De Bruyne for their final warm-up match with Croatia before Euro 2020 commences.

The Manchester City playmaker is recovering from two facial fractures sustained in the Champions League final, and manager Roberto Martinez does not expect him to feature in the tournament's opener with Russia on June 12.

De Bruyne is not alone in the Red Devils' infirmary, though, as Axel Witsel is not quite ready to return from his Achilles issue just yet, although the Borussia Dortmund man is making good progress on the training pitches.

Martinez should shuffle the pack for Sunday's game given the quick turnaround in fixtures, starting with Thibaut Courtois possibly coming back in for Simon Mignolet in goal as Jan Vertonghen takes his rightful place in defence ahead of Dedryck Boyata.

Thomas Meunier played the full 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Greece and could make way for Leicester City's Timothy Castagne, and the defender's fellow Fox Youri Tielemans may replace another King Power teammate in Dennis Praet in midfield.

Jeremy Doku and Romelu Lukaku were both spared after 45 minutes against Greece and should be fine to go again here, with the latter aiming to register his 60th goal for the national team.

Yannick Carrasco and Thorgan Hazard combined expertly for the latter's opener in midweek, but the need for fresh legs could see Carrasco drop out for Leandro Trossard here.

Belgium possible starting lineup: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; Doku, Lukaku, Trossard body check tags ::

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