- Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be playing in his final match as a Sweden International, as they face a must-win clash against Belgium.
- Belgium will be without their midfield general Moussa Dembele, who picked up an injury in their last game against the Republic of Ireland.
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele suffered an ankle injury against Ireland which means that AS Roma’s Radja Nainggolan is set to start this match. The latter has been widely linked with a move to Chelsea and this would be a good opportunity for him to showcase his ability. Afeter failing to perform against Italy, Nainggolan’s move to Chelsea could depend on how well he performs, going forward.
Nainggolan will join an elite midfield consisting of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League hero Yannick Carrasco, Manchester City play maker Kevin de Bruyne, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard and Zenit St Petersburg man Axel Witsel.
Everton forward Romelu Lukaku netted twice in Belgium’s last match and will look to feed upon the very highly rated creative players, playing behind him.
The back four remains the same, with Thomas Meunier at right-back, Jan Vertonghen at left-back and Toby Alderweireld and Thomas Vermaelen in central defence. Tottenham pair Alderweireld and Vertonghen are one booking away from a suspension and will have to tread carefully in this game.
Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, one of the players Nainggolan is consulting about a move to Stamford Bridge, is the undisputed number 1 for Belgium.
For Sweden, it’s all about Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the legendary striker recently announcing that he would retire from international football after this tournament. Zlatan has had very little influence in Euro 2016, having failed to score as Sweden remain the only team in the competition not to have registered a single shot on target. This could be his curtain call and will also have a massive impact on his possible move to Manchester United.
Sweden manager Erik Hamren is set to stick with Marcus Berg as Zlatan’s strike partner up front, but will be unable to field first choice right-back Mikael Lustig. The Celtic defender is suffering from a groin strain.