Key Battles That Will Shape Russia's World Cup Clash with Belgium

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Key Battles That Will Shape Russia's World Cup Clash with Belgium
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Belgium are looking to take a giant step towards the World Cup knockout stages on Sunday, but standing in their way is a Russia side desperate to set the record straight. 

Fabio Capello's men were far from their best in a lacklustre 1-1 draw with South Korea on Tuesday, and the Italian boss will demand vast improvement in Rio de Janeiro.

Likewise, Marc Wilmots' Belgians were given a real fright in their Group H opener, where two goals in the last 20 minutes saved them from defeat to Algeria.

Both countries will look to improve on their previous performances this weekend, and here Bleacher Report looks at some of the key battles that will shape the clash.

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