International Friendlies : Belgium vs Egypt Match Preview and Lineups

Belgium vs Egypt
GAME Belgium vs Egypt
DATE 17/11/2022
TIME 08:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium
LEAGUE International Friendlies
TV Channel Info

Match Preview of Belgium vs Egypt

Belgium will conclude their preparations for the 2022 World Cup with a friendly encounter against Egypt in Kuwait on Friday.

The Red Devils will head to Qatar ranked second in the world by FIFA, while the Pharaohs are further back in 39th and will be watching this year's tournament from home.

Four years on from their third-place finish at the World Cup in Russia – their best-ever result at the tournament – Belgium head to Qatar hoping to go all the way for what could be the last-chance saloon for their golden generation to win their first-ever major trophy.

The Red Devils breezed through UEFA qualifying with six victories and two draws, but Roberto Martinez's men have since experienced a mixed set of results in 2022, winning four, drawing two and losing two of their eight fixtures.

Indeed, both defeats came at the hands of Netherlands in the Nations League, including a narrow 1-0 away defeat in their most recent game at the end of September.

Belgium will be keen to return to winning ways against Egypt before taking on Canada, Morocco and Croatia in Group F of the World Cup, with an opening fixture against the former next Wednesday.

Although Friday's contest is taking place at a neutral venue, Belgium have won only one of their last six internationals away from home.

Our Predicted Lineups

Belgium possible starting lineup:Courtois; Faes, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Hazard; Batshuayi

Egypt possible starting lineup: starting lineup:El Shenawy; Gaber, Hegazi, Alaa, Hamdi; Ashour, Elneny, Hamada; Salah, M. Mohamed, Trezeguet

Who will win the match?

We say: The outcome of Friday's contest will likely depend on the strength of Belgium's lineup, but even if the Red Devils do decide to heavily rotate throughout the 90 minutes, they will still be considered favourites to come out on top.

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