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Belgium take on the Republic of Ireland in their second group game at the Stade Matmut Atlantique On Saturday (18 June).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 2pm BST. Live TV coverage in the UK is available on ITV 1. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live. Live TV coverage in India is available on Sony Six and Sony ESPN, with mobile and online coverage available on SonyLiv. Kick-off is at 6.30pm IST (Saturday).

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Belgium will be keen to bounce back from their opening game loss at the hands of Italy when they face the Republic of Ireland on Saturday. Marc Wilmots' team were the favourites going into the team, but Antonio Conte out foxed them and ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

They will be keen to get back on track and register their first points of the tournament, and a win is crucial if they are to make it out of a group that includes Sweden. The manager has refused to abandon his attacking philosophy after one loss, and is set to deploy the same tactics – which were criticised by Thibaut Courtois – against the Republic of Ireland.

Belgium will be looking to recover from their opening game loss at the hands of Italy at Euro 2016 Getty

Martin O'Neill's had to settle for a point against Sweden in their opening encounter and will be looking to put in a similar performance against Belgium on Saturday. They looked like they were going to grab all the three points, but a late own goal from Ciaran Clark cancelled out Wes Hoolahan's stunning striker in the first-half.

The Republic of Ireland are behind 5-4 in the head-to-head between the two nations, but both their previous encounters in the Uefa European Championships ended in draws.


  • Belgium to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Belgium to win: 4/5
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Rep. of Ireland to win: 9/2

What manager's say

Marc Wilmots (Belgium): "Even if we lose two games it won't change our philosophy. Even if you think I should. There is no lack of confidence, certainly not. One-one would have been more deserved (against Italy). One team played football, the other didn't. What I want is attacking football and we have the DNA to play that game."

Martin O'Neill (Ireland): "Belgium are a really fine side, really fine. Individually they are as talented as any side in the competition. They are very dangerous anyway, but even more so now they are a bit of a wounded animal. They will cause us problems so we have to show the same spirit and determination again and try and play as strongly with the ball as we did the other night.

Team news


Possible XI: Courtois; Ciman, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Naingolan; Hazard, Fellaini, De Bruyne; Lukaku.

Rep. of Ireland

Possible XI: Randolph; Coleman, O'Shea, Keogh, Brady; McCarthy, Hendrick, Whelan, McClean; Hoolahan; Long.