MOSCOW. – Belgium take on Tunisia today with their eyes set on the knock-out round of the Soccer World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter. The match kicks-off at 2pm.
The Belgians want to win at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow to avoid making their final group game against England on June 28 a make-or-break qualification affair.
And Belgium will “go for the throat” to kill off their World Cup tie against Tunisia early, defender Thomas Meunier promised on Thursday, as they hope to pile pressure on England in the race for supremacy in Group G. Belgium lead the group after a 3-0 win over Panama in their opening match, but only on goal difference after England downed Tunisia 2-1.
A strong result over Tunisia would up the ante on England to respond in kind against Panama a day later, setting up a blockbuster clash between the European sides in Kaliningrad on June 28 to top the standings. – AF