NEWS
Tuesday June 17 2014
Line-ups: Belgium - Algeria

Inter’s Saphir Taider and Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam are included in Algeria’s starting line-up to face Belgium.

Udinese’s Hassan Yebda and Livorno’s Djamel Mesbah are also on the bench for what is both teams’ opening match in Group H this afternoon.

Belgium meanwhile are many people’s tip as dark horses to go far in the tournament and that is reflected in Coach Marc Wilmots’ line-up.

While there are no Italian based players included, 10 of Wilmots’ starting 11 ply their trade in Europe’s major five Leagues.

This afternoon’s referee in Belo Horizonte is Mexico’s Marco Rodriguez. Kick-off is at 17.00 BST

Official Line-ups

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Dembele, De Bruyne, Hazard, Chadli, Lukaku

Algeria:  Mbolhi, Bougherra, Ghoulam, Halliche, Feghouli, Medjani, Bentaleb, Soudani, Taider, Mahrez, Mostefa

Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)

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