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Lukaku scores twice and sends message to Eriksen in Belgium’s win over Russia

This was as comfortable an opening night as Belgium could have wanted and, in the circumstances, they will be mightily grateful. Russia barely asked a single question so Roberto Martínez’s team were able to pace themselves without coming close to full …

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Belgium v Russia: Euro 2020 – live!

Euro 2020 updates from the 8pm BST game in St PetersburgThe Fiver: sign up and get our email through the EurosAnd feel free to email your match thoughts to Rob 4.50pm BST Christian Eriksen is alive. This is not the opening line I expected to write for …

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Roberto Martínez upbeat as Belgium’s old guard have final tilt at major title

Vaunted golden generation hope to slay ghosts but De Bruyne and Witsel are unavailable for opening test against RussiaIt is almost three years since Roberto Martínez, offering a positive analysis as always but failing to mask his disappointment, sat in…

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Remember us? The Euro 2020 coaching cast-offs from English clubs

Netherlands’ Frank de Boer is one of several whose presence on the touchline at the Euros may raise eyebrows in England“Two or three years ago I would not have expected to be in this chair,” said Frank de Boer this week. “Sometimes, an opportunity aris…

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Remember us? The Euro 2020 coaching cast-offs from English clubs

Netherlands’ Frank de Boer is one of several whose presence on the touchline at the Euros may raise eyebrows in England“Two or three years ago I would not have expected to be in this chair,” said Frank de Boer this week. “Sometimes, an opportunity aris…

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Kevin De Bruyne fit for Euro 2020 but likely to sit out first Belgium game

De Bruyne had successful surgery on fractured eye socketRoberto Martínez does not expect him to use maskKevin De Bruyne will be fit to participate in Belgium’s Euro 2020 campaign but is unlikely to be risked in their opener against Russia on Saturday, …

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Euro 2020 team guides part 5: Belgium

The world’s top-ranked team are packed with attacking flair but Roberto Martínez must protect an ageing defenceThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 cou…

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Jérémy Doku: the Belgium prodigy who got away from Liverpool

Teenager turned down Anfield move to stay at Anderlecht and a move to Rennes followed, as did recognition from BelgiumThis article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the…

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Euro 2020: Is this Belgium’s golden generation’s last chance for glory? – video preview

Belgium come into Euro 2020 sitting top of the rankings with plethora of talent amongst its ranks. Throughout their ‘golden generation’ of talent the likes of Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweirld, Kevin De Bruyne make a formidable side looking to be crowned c…

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Kevin De Bruyne an injury doubt for Euro 2020 after suffering facial fractures

Manchester City midfielder hurt in Champions League final lossDe Bruyne faces fitness race for Belgium’s first game on 12 JuneKevin De Bruyne suffered an acute fracture of the nose and an orbital fracture to his left eye socket in Manchester City’s 1-0…

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Kevin De Bruyne an injury doubt for Euro 2020 after suffering facial fractures

Manchester City midfielder hurt in Champions League final lossDe Bruyne faces fitness race for Belgium’s first game on 12 JuneKevin De Bruyne suffered an acute fracture of the nose and an orbital fracture to his left eye socket in Manchester City’s 1-0…

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Germany’s Ter Stegen misses Euros with injury but Witsel back in for Belgium

Barcelona goalkeeper needs procedure on his kneeAxel Witsel picked despite achilles surgery in JanuaryGermany’s Marc-André ter Stegen will miss next month’s European Championship after the Barcelona goalkeeper revealed he needs to undergo a procedure o…

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Wales sink after bright start as Romelu Lukaku seals Belgium comeback

Wales came away with another magical moment against Belgium but Harry Wilson’s wonderful strike was rendered redundant as they slipped to defeat in their opening World Cup qualifier in Leuven.Wilson rounded off a breathtaking counterattack to establish…

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Ownership questions leave Belgian club Mouscron facing uncertain future | Ed Aarons

Small Pro League side Royal Excel Mouscron, which attracted powerful figures in football, is still under investigation Last month Fabrice Olinga celebrated his first goal of the season to set up a surprise 2-0 victory over title-chasing Genk that lifte…

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Wales climb into Nations League top tier with victory over 10-man Finland

Wales 3-1 Finland (Wilson 29, James 45, Moore 84; Pukki 63)Belgium and Italy seal places in next year’s four-team finalsWales secured promotion to the top tier of the Nations League with a 3-1 win over 10-man Finland.Harry Wilson and Daniel James score…

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Southgate praises ‘outstanding’ Grealish after England’s Nations League exit

Aston Villa playmaker shines in 2-0 defeat in Belgium‘A performance like that wins more games than you lose’Gareth Southgate insisted England could draw encouragement from their display against Belgium and the performance of Jack Grealish, despite thei…

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Southgate praises ‘outstanding’ Grealish after England’s Nations League exit

Aston Villa playmaker shines in 2-0 defeat in Belgium‘A performance like that wins more games than you lose’Gareth Southgate insisted England could draw encouragement from their display against Belgium and the performance of Jack Grealish, despite thei…

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Harry Kane forced to multi-task in blunted, one-paced England attack | Barney Ronay

The attacking talent Gareth Southgate is keen to use keeps getting bogged down by stodgy and defensive selectionsShortly before half-time at the King Power at Den Dreef Stadium, Harry Kane could be seen scooting back into his own half to take the ball….

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Belgium’s Tielemans and Mertens end England’s Nations League hopes

England’s Nations League dream is over but, really, that has long been of secondary importance. What Gareth Southgate has wanted this season as he looks ahead to the serious business of the European Championship finals next summer has been cohesive per…

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Belgium v England: Nations League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offJonathan Wilson: Southgate’s recipe for successRay Clemence: former England goalkeeper dies aged 72You can send your thoughts to Rob on email 6.33pm GMT Jack Grealish starts a competitive internation…