Belgium vs Egypt: Probable Lineups and team news for pre-world cup Friendly

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Belgium's players celebrate after midfielder Thorgan Hazard scores a goal.PHOTO: AFP

Belgium will be taking on Egypt in what will be their final fixture before the start of the World Cup. The friendly on Friday will hold a lot of significance to both sides for various reasons.

For Belgium, it will be the final chance to tinker with the lineup and experiment with new tactics. As for Egypt, this will be their last match of this calendar year. Hence, they would want to end it on a high with a victory over Belgium.

However, the Egyptians will be well aware of the difficult task awaiting them against the World No.2 side on Friday.

Egypt will not be part of the upcoming World Cup after missing out on a ticket to Qatar in heartbreaking fashion. In the play-off final, they lost on penalties to Senegal.

However, they head into this competition after registering back-to-back 3-0 wins over Niger and Liberia. On the other hand, Belgium will go into this clash after a narrow loss to the Netherlands.

Belgium could only manage second place in League 4 of Nations League A-Group as the Dutch country held on to top spot.

Possible Lineups

For Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, this match will offer him the opportunity to test his bench strength. He will try and give game time to as many players as possible on Friday.

Romelu Lukaku is the one player who is unlikely to be included in the lineup for this contest, while the rest could play some part. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah will be hoping to reach his landmark 50th goal for Egypt on Friday. Barring Omar Marmoush, who has pulled out of the squad due to an injury, they have more or less everyone else available for this contest.

Belgium possible line-up: Courtois, Faes, Alderweireld, Theate, Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Dendoncker, Doku, Hazard, Batshuayi

Egypt possible line-up: El Shenawy, Gaber, Alaa, Hegazi, Hamdi, Ashour, Elneny, Hamada, Salah, M. Mohamed, Trezeguet

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