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Belgium v ​​Morocco – World Cup Group F: how they’re doing, injuries, predictions as the Red Devils look to secure a place in the last 16

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BELGIUM are looking to secure a place in the round of 16 against Morocco.

The Red Devils’ golden generation seems to be drawing to a close, having underperformed in recent major tournaments.

Despite a poor performance, Belgium managed to win their last game against Canada.

Roberto Martinez’s side will look to continue to capitalize on their three points as he hopes to secure a place in the knockout rounds and dreams of lifting Belgium’s first major trophy.

Standing in their way is a Moroccan side who failed to impress in their opening game against Croatia.

SunSport looks ahead to the game and provides our prediction on the score.

Belgium: The European team came through their opening match against Canada unscathed but looked bleak.

Thibaut Courtois’ early save from penalties gave Michy Batshuayis the decisive goal before half-time.

Read full match report Belgium vs Morocco…

Morocco: Walid Regragui’s side managed to hold onto the 2018 runners-up to a goalless draw.

The African nation’s tight defensive block proved difficult to break, but their lack of end product up front led to a stalemate after the final whistle.

Read the full match report of Morocco vs Croatia…

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Belgium: Romelu Lukaku, all-time top scorer, could feature after missing out on Canada at the end of October with a hamstring injury.

However, the Inter Milan forward could rival fellow striker Batshuayi after scoring in the previous game.

Morocco: Star man Achraf Hakimi could miss Croatia with a hamstring injury.

Regragui’s problems worsen as a potential replacement for Hakimi, with Noussair Mazraoui sidelined in the opener with a hip injury.

Belgium: Kevin De Bruyne, winner of the last game, will be the man most likely to create something for Belgium.

Although he criticized his performance against Canada, his passing game could be the key to unlocking Morocco’s defence.

Morocco: Since their star Hakimi will miss the game, Moroccan eyes will be on Hakim Ziyech for a magical moment.

The Atlas Lions will also be hoping for Youssef En-Nesyri for a goal and a possible upset.

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