Confirmed - Belgium line-up v Wales - Vermaelen starts

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen will start in the middle of Belgium's defence against Wales this evening, kick-off at 20:00 GMT.

Starting Team: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Vermaelen, Pocognoli, Witsel, Dembélé, Chadli, De Bruyne, Mirallas, Lukaku.

Subs: TBC

Belgium have the luxury of being able to make several changes for their final World Cup qualification game against Wales having already qualified for the tournament in Brazil next summer.

The Belgians haven’t really put a foot wrong in their matches so far, winning eight fixtures and dropping points in just one. They have one of the best attacks, which has scored 18 goals and one of the best defensive records with only three goals conceded.

Belgium are on a great winning run of six wins from their last seven matches in all competitions while Wales have lost three of their last five games and are staring at the possibility of finishing bottom of Group A.

This is an extremely significant match for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, who is fighting to get back into the Arsenal first team and to secure a place for himself in the Belgian squad that travels to Brazil next summer.

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