CONFIRMED: Belgium and Russia line-ups - Fellaini starts after super-sub show

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Here is how Belgium and Russia will line up for today’s Group H match, with players from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal starting.

Belgium starting XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Kompany, van Buyten, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku

Russia starting XI: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Kanunnikov, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy, Shatov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov

Belgium go into this afternoon’s game knowing victory will see them into the first knockout round of a competition they are being tipped in some quarters to win.

That may be a little too much expectation given the other sides in the tournament, and following their struggle to overcome Algeria in their opening match, but they certainly have the players to make waves this summer.

The two sides have met eight times before, with Russia winning four matches and Belgium successful on three occasions. But while Marc Wilmots' men are unbeaten in their last four games they have failed to keep a clean-sheet in any of their previous seven games, which will encourage Fabio Capello’s side.

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini made a huge difference when he came on against Algeria and he starts here today, while Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen also starts after sitting out the opening match.

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