Belgium’s Euro 2020 fixtures kick off in opposition to Russia on June 12 in Saint Petersburg, as Roberto Martinez’s facet start their quest for European glory.
Because the identify suggests, Euro 2020 was purported to happen final yr, however the coronavirus pandemic pressured UEFA to postpone the match by 12 months.
The competitors, which might be held in 11 totally different cities in the identical variety of international locations, begins with a gathering between Italy and Turkey in Rome on June 11.
The ultimate will happen a month later, with England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and Germany among the many favourites to be strolling out at Wembley on July 11.
Belgium Euro 2020 fixtures
June 12: Russia, 8pm
June 17: Denmark, 5pm
June 21: Finland, 8pm
Belgium’s golden technology is but to carry residence the most important silverware it’s able to, however they hope that may change this summer time.
Martinez’s facet fell to a shock defeat to Wales on the quarter-final stage of Euro 2016, earlier than struggling a semi-final defeat to eventual winners France on the 2018 World Cup.
Belgium’s best-ever Euros marketing campaign was in 1980, once they completed as runners-up, however they start this match because the world’s quantity one-ranked crew.
With Actual Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois guarding the objective, Manchester Metropolis star Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku banging within the objectives up entrance, they’re a drive to be reckoned.
Martinez’s crew swept apart all comers in qualifying, successful all 10 of their matches in a bunch that includes Russia and Scotland and ending with a +37 objective distinction.
Nonetheless, a powerful begin is all the things in match soccer and Belgium face a tough recreation away to Russia in Saint Petersburg first up on June 12.
They then face Denmark in Copenhagen on June 17, earlier than returning to the Saint Petersburg Stadium to face Finland on June 21.
If Belgium end high of Group B they may arrange a Final-16 assembly with the third-placed crew from Group A, D, E or F.
Ought to they arrive second, a battle with the second-placed crew from Group A awaits: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey or Wales.
Belgium may nonetheless advance to the knockout part in the event that they end outdoors the highest two of their group, with 4 last-16 spots obtainable to the most effective third-placed finishers.