Belgium vs Costa Rica – Live Stream Friendly Match
Belgium are looking to return on the winning ways and boost up the attacking momentum after being held to a goalless draw by Portugal on Saturday evening. They have two warm-up friendlies remaining ahead of the World Cup in Russia. The first one will be played on Wednesday when another WC contestant Egypt come to visit Stade Roi Baudouin.
The visitors were also in action at the weekend and they, much like their counterparts, played a goalless draw against Colombia. The clash with the attackingly extremely talented Belgian squad is a perfect test for Hector Cuper and his men who are set to open the big stage event with the clash against Uruguay with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the final third.Clickhere
Belgium Matches Live Stream (FIFA World Cup 2018)
Belgium 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2018.
Manchester City captain Kompany, 32, suffered a groin injury during Saturday’s goalless draw with Portugal.
Manager Roberto Martinez said he would make a decision on the centre-back’s fitness closer to their opening match against Panama on 18 June.
He also said dropping Crystal Palace’s Benteke was his “toughest decision”.
Kompany has had a series of injuries over the past five seasons, although he was able play without problems for Premier League champions Manchester City from January until the end of the campaign.
Martinez – whose side are in England’s group – said he can call up a replacement until 24 hours before the Panama game.
“He is a true leader – his leadership is essential for us,” the Spaniard added.
The former Everton boss has trimmed his squad from 28 players, with Real Sociedad’s former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj keeping his place.
“I expect a lot from him,” said Martinez. “He is a real talent in one-on-one situations. He will bring us freshness.”
Benteke has scored three goals for club and country this season and Martinez has preferred Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea for the central striker position.
Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels, Watford’s Christian Kabasele and fellow defender Jordan Lukaku of Lazio are the other players to miss out, while Los Angeles FC defender Laurent Ciman is on standby.
Belgium also face Tunisia in Group G.
Last week, footage of 23 mattresses being loaded up by a Belgian bedding company before their departure for Russia had people guessing who would miss out on a place.
But those assumptions turned out to be wide of the mark.
West Brom forward Nacer Chadli, who has only played twice since December, has made the squad, while the ankle injury that Batshuayi suffered while playing for Borussia Dortmund in April has not prevented his inclusion.
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).