Key Selection Choices Facing Belgium in World Cup Clash with Algeria

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Key Selection Choices Facing Belgium in World Cup Clash with Algeria
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Ahead of Belgium's World Cup opener against Algeria on Tuesday, manager Marc Wilmots will probably already have his first XI in mind.

For spectators, it's not difficult to imagine the broad outlines of this XI.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal. Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen will make up the back four. In midfield, Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne will play, with Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku up front.

Questions remain in central midfield and on the right wing. Should one of the starting players not perform adequately, who would Wilmots bring on to switch things around?

Ahead of Tuesday's match, we take a look at the three key selection choices facing Belgium.

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