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Key events

Gareth Bale, who is currently improving his fitness with FC Los Angeles, starts this match on the bench. Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey takes the captain’s armband. Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies, Harry Wilson and Joe Allen all miss out through injury.

In other superstar news, Kevin De Bruyne starts Belgiumand the team captain is Eden Hazard from Real Madrid. Youri Tielemans from Leicester City will also start.

Bale in action in Los Angeles (admittedly, he missed the ceremonial first pitch before the LA Dodgers played the Minnesota Twins, but action is action). Photo: Gary A Vasquez/USA Today Sports

Teams

Belgium: Courtois, Debast, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco, De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Hazard.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Castells, Teate, Openda, Mertens, De Quetelare, Trossard, Onana, Dendanker, Vanaken, Castagne, Salemakers.

Wales: Hennessy, S Roberts, Rawdon, Mepham, N Williams, Smith, Ampadu, Norrington-Davies, James, Moore, Johnson.
Subs: Ward, King, Gunter, Kabango, Leavitt, T. Roberts, Bale, Morel, J. Williams, Harris, Thomas, Harris.

Judge: Ali Palabiik (Turkey).

Preamble

A4 of Wales League of Nations the campaign took a backseat to their bid for World Cup qualifying. Robert Page and his men linked to Qatar won’t change anything, but as a result relegation from the top tier of UEFA’s shiny new tournament looks more likely than not. If they are not going to lose, they will need at least one win in their last two matches, two wins if Poland beat the Netherlands today. A slight problem: Wales have never beaten Belgium on their home turf, and since knocking them out of Euro 2016, are winless in three matches against the world’s No. 2 team, losing 3-1 on their last visit in 2021. The big game is coming; it is just as well that Wales has developed a habit of addressing them. Kick off at 7.45pm BST. On!

https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2022/sep/22/belgium-v-wales-nations-league-live-score-updates

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