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Finland’s narrow defeat by Russia on Matchday 2 stifled their momentum after opening with a win, but the tournament newcomers can still book a place in the next round with victory in St Petersburg. Easier said than done, of course, especially against an impressive Belgium side already assured of their spot in the round of 16 following a hard-fought victory over Denmark last time out. The Red Devils only require a draw to finish top of the section, but will want to send out a statement of intent by ending the group stage with a perfect record.
Roberto Martínez has said Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel will start, together with Eden Hazard, and since Belgium have already qualified, teenager Jérémy Doku may get his first minutes of EURO action.
Belgium will top the group with a draw but Martínez wants to win every game. After a difficult start against Denmark, I am sure his team will be fast out of the blocks. And with all that experience and talent in opposition, Finland won’t have it easy.