Martin Keown expecting strong Belgium

Former England defender Martin Keown expects Belgium to impress in this afternoon's World Cup clash against Russia.

Former England defender Martin Keown is expecting Belgium to impress in this afternoon's World Cup clash against Russia.

Belgium struggled to a 2-1 win over Algeria last time out, but the former centre-back believes that Marc Wilmots' side will impress against their European counterparts.

"There is real quality all across this Belgium team, they are a great set of individuals but can they play as a team? I've not see that not so far. I fancy them to beat Russia today, but you can't underestimate the Russians because of Fabio Capello's pedigree as a manager," Keown told BBC Sport.

"Marouane Fellaini is a totally different player when playing for Belgium, they believe in him, and I'm looking forward to seeing him take the game by storm today. Eden Hazard moves the ball around so quickly, and Romelu Lukaku - he hardly did anything in the game against South Korea but I fully expect him to wake up today."

Belgium currently top Group H with three points.

Marc Wilmots looks on as his Belgium side play Colombia on November 14, 2013.
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