18:45 GMT 05 June 2017
As the international break returns after another action-packed season across Europe, Czech Republic make the trip across the continent to face a very strong Belgium side. The sides meet before both of them make trips to different European countries for World Cup qualifiers. Belgium will face Estonia in Group H while Czech Republic make yet another away trip to Norway as they look to qualify from Group C.
The two sides have only faced each other once in the last 10 years and it was the Czech Republic who came out on top with a 3-1 win. However, since then Belgium have become a much stronger force in international football. Belgium beat the Czech Republic on both occasions in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup.
Belgium will want to go into their World Cup qualifier against Estonia with a good result behind them and they shouldn’t have too many problems against Czech Republic. Vincent Kompany returns to the Belgian side and will make his first appearance for nearly two years if he’s selected to play against Czech Republic. After great seasons at club level, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens will be hoping to make the impact for the Red Devils. Latest matches: Belgium
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Like Belgium, the Czech Republic will be hoping to pick up some confidence in the game against Belgium before travelling to Norway for their huge qualifier. Czech Republic have found life hard after Petr Cech’s international retirement after Euro 2016 but will need to sort their side out if they want to have any chance of World Cup qualification, which is still a very realistic aim.
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Belgium are definitely favourites for this game due to the pure brilliance of their side as well as their strong home support. Czech Republic will struggle all over the field and it could end with them being on the receiving end of a Belgian masterclass. They’ll have to be at their absolute best to be in with any kind of chance of victory over a rapidly improving Belgium side.
05 June 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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