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Belgium - Romania: the red devils with their backs to the wall

Amorphous and without ideas in the face of Slovakia, Belgium finds itself in the tough before facing the surprising Romania on the 2nd day. Victory is imperative so as not to definitively compromise their chances of qualifying for the second round.

Always placed in a major tournament, never winning, the Belgian selection therefore risks not seeing the round of 16 in the event of a defeat. ;this evening against the surprising Romanians. The fault à this misstep suffered face à Slovakia, which the local media constantly harped on to coach Domenico Tedesco during the week. Certainly, the accounting situation is worrying but paradoxically the atmosphere that has reigned has changed. in the training camp of the red devils the last days were serene with a mixture of optimism and determination. Like the state of mind of the Italian coach who doesn't see himself tripping twice in a row "We are still masters of our destiny regarding qualification for the next round, we still have things in our own hands. &In my opinion, we are still the best team in the group. It is not the start we had imagined or hoped for, but we must try to stay positive and not be too dramatic" Tedesco stressed yesterday in a press conference.

Return of several key players

The expected return of several team executives, such as Arthur Theate and Jan Vertonghen (37 years old, 154 caps and captain) in defense as well as Tielemans in the defense. #39;midfield, contributed has this serenity of Kevin de Bruyne's partners. The team that starts tonight's game will be quite different from the one that started last night. against the Slovaks (Carrasco, Debast and Mangala will have to return to the substitutes' bench), for this reason, we should not dwell too much on this failure inaugural. However, the optimism and confidence of the Belgians will not hide the fact that they are no longer allowed any margin for error. ;

Opposite, Romania, brilliant and solid against Ukraine (3-0)   awakened in many football fans of yesteryear, memories of the 1994 US World Cup epic where Gheorghe Hagi's partners reached the quarter-finals. A dream journey that confounded all predictions at the time. However, coach Edward Iordanescu, son of the coach at the time Angel, does not want to enter into this generational comparison despite several common points. He very quickly projected himself on this second duel against the group favorite. 

Romania wants to ride the wave of success

For Iordanescu, a second success is within sight and if his protégés were so brilliant (mainly in attack) against the Ukrainians, they can be so again against Belgium ” Remember, we already have points in our pocket. We're riding this wave!”  saidé the Romanian coach, he subsequently addressed himself to directly à these players "You are all good players, you are players who can break the mold; You can do it! Let's go get them! Let's do it again, Romania! There is no lack of optimism on the other side either. of the Carpathians, even if the low rate of ball possession observed during the first match (29%) risks being crippling this evening if it is repeated. Iordanescu should nevertheless renew the same starting eleven with Denis Dragus alone at the forefront of the attack.

Probable compositions

The probable composition of Belgium: Casteels (G) – Castagne, Faes, Vertonghen, Theate – Tielemans, Onana, De Bruyne, Doku – Lukaku, Bakayoko

The probable composition of Romania: Niță – Rațiu, Burcă, Drăgușin, Bancu – R. Marin, M. Marin, Stanciu, Man, Coman – Dragus

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Which TV channel is broadcast on Belgium – Romania ?

You will have one and only choice to see this Belgium – Romania. This poster will be broadcast by beIN Sports 1. The channel also broadcasts full-time. Euro 2024 meetings.

What time will the match start ?

The meeting which will take place at the Cologne stadium, will begin at 9 p.m. It will be led by the Pole Szymon Marciniak, the referee who led the match. the final of the 2022 World Cup.

The sides of the match:

Betlic: Belgium 1.51/Draw 4.50/Romania 6.75

Bwin: Belgium 1.44/Draw 4.20/Romania 6.00

Winamax: Belgium 1.51 /Draw 4.60/Romania 6.90

PMU: Belgium 1.48/Draw 4.60/Romania 6.75

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116