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Jun 18, 2016 at 2pm UK at Stade de Bordeaux
Belgium
3-0
Rep. IrelandRepublic of Ireland
Lukaku (48', 70'), Witsel (61')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Team News: Marc Wilmots drops Marouane Fellaini for Republic of Ireland clash

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots drops Marouane Fellaini for the Euro 2016 Group E clash against Republic of Ireland.

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has dropped Marouane Fellaini for this afternoon's Euro 2016 Group E clash against Republic of Ireland.

Belgium lost 2-0 to Italy in their competition opener last time out and as a result, Wilmots has made three alterations.

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco takes the place of Fellaini, while Mousa Dembele has replaced Radja Nainggolan in the middle of the park. There is also a change at left-back as Thomas Meunier replaces Laurent Ciman.

As for Republic of Ireland, head coach Martin O'Neill has been forced into one change from the 1-1 draw with Sweden after Jonathan Walters was ruled out through injury.

Stephen Ward is the player to come into the ROI XI, meaning that Robbie Brady will move forward into a midfield position.

Belgium: Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Dembele, Witsel, De Bruyne; Hazard, Lukaku, Carrasco
Subs: Nainggolan, Fellaini, Mignolet, Gillet, Mertens, Denayer, Origi, Kabasele, Benteke, J.Lukaku, Batshuayi, Ciman

Republic of Ireland: Randolph; Coleman, O'Shea, Clark, Ward; Hendrick, Whelan, McCarthy, Brady; Hoolahan; Long
Subs: Westwood, Keogh, McGeady, Keane, McClaren, Duffy, Walters, Christie, Given, Meyler, Murphy, Quinn

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