CONFIRMED: Belgium v Ivory Coast line-ups - On loan Chelsea star keeps Mignolet on bench

Here are the sides Belgium and the Ivory Coast have selected for the friendly this evening, kick-off at 19:45 GMT.

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Benteke, Mirallas, Mertens

Subs: Mignolet, Hazard, Nainggolan, Pocognoli, Vanden Borre, Lombaerts, Simons, Dembele, Lukaku, Casteels, Chadli, Ciman

Ivory Coast: Mande, Boka, Toure, Zokora, Kalou, Tiote, Gervinho, Aurier, Toure, Serey Die, Sio

Subs: Gbohouo, Viera, Romaric, Doumbia, Drogba, Bony, Dja Djedje, Gradel, Tiene, Gosso Gosso, Djakpa, Seri

Belgium will be full of confidence as they head into this game as they prepare for the World Cup because they were one of the first teams to qualify for the tournament in Brazil.

There is plenty of Premier League interest in the Belgian national squad at the moment with the likes of Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen featuring regularly among others.

The Ivory Coast are always a difficult side to play against because they’re a very passionate and technical international side. They’ll see this is a big chance to cause an upset and send out a message.

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