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Finland vs Belgium predicted lineups: Team news, injuries, suspensions

Belgium are already through to the knockout stages, but Martinez says that 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 defenxe, 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.”

Finland can still reach the last-16 if they beat Belgium, but would also go through with a draw if Russia lose to Denmark.

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.

Finland vs Belgium predicted lineups

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

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

Goalkeepers: Lukas Hradecky, Jesse Joronen, Anssi, Jaakkola

Defenders: Thomas Lam, Paulus Arajuuri, Jere Uronen, Juhani Ojala, Sauli Vaisanen, Nikolai Alho, Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Niko Hamalainen, Leo Vaisanen, Robert Ivanov

Midfielders: Jasin Assehnoun, Onni Valakari, Pyry Soiri, Fredrik Jensen, Joni Kauko, Glen Kamara, Rasmus Schuller, Tim Sparv

Forwards: Teemu Pukki, Lassi Lappalainen, Marcus Forss, Joel Pohjanpalo

AP

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels

Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne*


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