Belgium and Croatia are set to lock horns in an international friendly on Monday 12:15 AM IST to prepare for Euro 2020. Brussel’s King Baudouin Stadium will host the friendly fixture.
Both teams had to settle for a draw in their last international friendlies. Belgium had a 1-1 with Greece, while Croatia and Armenia also shared a similar scoreline.
Croatia, who managed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals, have won three out of seven times against Belgium. However, Eden Hazard’s men have only twice. Both teams have drawn twice in the past, and the result of tonight’s encounter is likely to end in another stalemate as well.
This primarily because of their current forms. While Belgium haven’t lost any game on home soil in the last four years, Luka Modric’s men have been on a roll in the international arena lately.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez will have to find a replacement for forward Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City starlet injured his face in a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the UEFA Champions League final last week.
De Bruyne He was left with a black eye when the club physios checked on him mid-game. He will join the national side on Monday after undergoing facial surgery.