Belgium vs Romania lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injury latest for Euro 2024 today

Belgium vs Romania lineups: Starting XIs, confirmed team news and injury latest for Euro 2024 today

Belgium make changes for their Euro 2024 clash with Romania today.

A shock opening defeat to Slovakia has left Domenico Tedesco with plenty of work to do in Group E, and anything but a win here will leave them on the verge of a stunning early exit.

Arthur Theate and Jan Vertonghen were both carrying knocks ahead of Belgium’s tournament opener and were unused substitutes, but both to be fit and come into the starting lineup.


Youri Tielemans came off the bench against Slovakia and will be hoping for greater involvement this time, after confirming he is not carry an issue injury.

“I am ready to play 90 minutes,” said Tielemans. “It was the coach’s choice not to field me from the start against Slovakia.

“I had a groin injury that came back when I was playing at Aston Villa, but now I am 100 per cent fit. I don’t assume that I will be a starter. I am ready to play, just like everyone else.”

Romelu Lukaku had two goals disallowed last time out but keeps his place..

Romania have no fresh injury issues to contend with and have the chance to book their place in the last-16, after a superb win over Ukraine to start their tournament.

Denis Dragus leads the line, with Tottenham defender Radu Dragusin the key man in defence, having played a leading role in keeping a clean sheet against Ukraine.

Razcan Marin will be suspended for the final group-stage match if he is suspended in this game, as will Tielemans, Dodi Lukebakio and Orel Mangala.

Starting Belgium XI: Casteels; Theate, Faes, Vertonghen, Castagne; Tielemans, De Bruyne, Onana; Lukebakio, Lukaku, Doku

Subs: Kaminski, Sels, Debast, Trossard, Carrasco, Vranckx, De Ketelaere, Mangala, Bakayoko, Openda, Vermeeren, De Cuyper

Starting Romania XI: Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; Marin, R.Marin, Stanciu, Man, Mihala; Dragus

Subs: Moldovan, Tarnovanu, Rus, Nedelcearu, Ailbec, Cicaldau, Puscas, Hagi, Olaru, Coman, Mogos, Sorescu, Racovitan, Birligea, Sut

Time and date: 8pm BST on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Venue: Cologne Stadium.

TV channel: ITV1