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Belgium will face Russia on Sunday in a big World Cup 2014 Group H game as the second round of group games come to a close today. Belgium, who won their first game against Algeria, know a win today would guarantee them a place in the Last 16. However, Russia know how important a result here today is for them if they are to navigate their way out of Group H and into the knock out stages of the tournament.
Today's game will start at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ABC network or online through free live stream (details below).
Belgium have been keeping a close eye on captain Vincent Kompany. He suffered a groin strain in Tuesday's win over Algeria and had been a doubt for today's match against Russia. However, all signs are that his treatment has been helping and he should be starting for his team today.
Also, Eden Hazard is expected to start today's game despite suffering a bruised toe. That will be a big boost for his team as he is known as the playmaker at the center of Belgium's unit.
Belgium had been touted by some to be dark horses for the World Cup. Some have even labeled this group of players Belgium's golden generation. However, they were distinctly lackluster against Algeria, and they must improve if they want to reach the latter stages of the tournament.
The Belgium vs Russia game will kick off at 12 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ABC network, or online through free live stream by clicking here.