Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini

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Belgium will take on Russia in a Group G clash of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One and BBC Red Button. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Belgium enter the second group stage fixture of the World Cup after registering a 2-1 victory over Algeria in their opening match. The African nation were awarded a penalty in the first half and Sofiane Feghouli converted from the spot kick as the Marc Wilmots' side went into the break trailing.

However, Wilmots' substitutions came into Belgium's rescue. After having a disappointing season with Manchester United, midfielder Marouane Fellaini equalised for his side in the 70th minute before Dries Mertens scored the winner 10 minutes later.

His strike was the difference between the two sides as Belgium sealed crucial three points.

Meanwhile, Russia on the other hand started their World Cup campaign with a draw against South Korea. They came from behind against South East Asian nation to settle for a draw in the opening fixture of the summer tournament in Brazil.

Lee Keunho scored for Korea in the 68th minute before Alexander Kerzhakov equalised for Russia six minutes later. Former England boss Fabio Capello is in charge of the role for Russia and the Italian manager would be hoping to seal a victory over Belgium in order to keep his side's hope alive in progressing to the next stage of the tournament.

Russia
Members of Russia's national football team listen to their coach Fabio Capello (C)Reuters

What Managers Say

Marc Wilmots (Belgium): "It could be a very tactical match, Capello has a great track record at some great clubs and we will see what his approach is on the pitch. We saw Russia play Korea in quite a rigid formation but we will wait to see against us. The most important thing for us is we have to shut down space."

Fabio Capello (Russia): "The way our team played at the end of the second half [against Korea] was the best possible birthday present they could have given me. This team has the willpower, they can play at the top level. At half-time I asked the players to act more confidently and show their best qualities. The players followed my words, that's the most important thing."

Prediction

Belgium 2-1 Russia

Betting Odds (Bwin)

Belgium: To win 1.90

Russia: To win 3.90

Draw: 3.50

Team Form

Belgium

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W D L
  • Last Result: Belgium 2-1 Algeria

Russia

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W D W W
  • Last Result: Russia 1-1 South Korea

Team News

Belgium

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Neuer; Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Buyten, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini; Mertens, Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku

Russia

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

· Probable Lineup: Akinfeev; Eschenko, Berezoutski, Ignashevitch, Kombarov; Denisov, Glushakov; Samedov, Dzagoev, Kokorin; Kerzhakov