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Finland vs Belgium: Euro 2020 – LIVE!

Belgium are seeking their third Group B win in a row to keep the momentum going at Euro 2020 – but Finland are out for a result to join them in the knockout stages

Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils have the maximum six points from their opening two games to book a place in the last-16, and they will finish top of their group with a draw against Finland.

As for the Finns, Markku Kanerva’s men will go through with a victory, or a draw if Russia lose to Denmark in the other group game today.

While Belgium are already through, Martinez has warned Finland that he is unlikely to rest his key players as the Red Devils look to keep their winning run going and build consistency for the knockouts.

With kick-off at 8pm BST, follow all the latest action on our LIVE Euro 2020 match blog!

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Match prediction

Belgium started slowly last time out against Denmark, but their quality told in the second half – and it should be the same again here.

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Predicted lineups

Finland XI: Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod

Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, E Hazard

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Early team news

Roberto Martinez has warned Finland that Belgium will not go easy just because they are already through. Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel are set to play, while Romelu Lukaku could keep his place so he can stay in the hunt to be top scorer at the tournament

Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld will make up a strong-looking central defense, and Martinez said: “We’re here to try to be as good as we can, and that means you have to try to win every game.”

Teemu Pukki, Finland’s standout player, should be fit to start up front for a third straight game after being brought off in the 76th minute against Denmark and the 75th minute against Russia.

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Where to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.

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Kick-off time and venue

Finland vs Belgium is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off today.

The match will be held at Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Euro 2020 Group B clash between Finland and Belgium!


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