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Republic of Ireland and Belgium will both be hoping to kickstart their Euro 2016 campaign when they face each other in their second Group E fixture.

Attacking duo Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne both missed training earlier this week but are expected to play part in the vital clash on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, is set to be axed by coach Marc Wilmots after a below-par performance in their 2-0 loss to Italy.

For Republic of Ireland, Jonathan Walters is a major doubt after suffering an achilles injury during their draw with Sweden, but could still feature from the bench.

There are no other reported injuries for Martin O'Neill's side.

It remains to be seen whether Robbie Keane will be selected, but the veteran forward has scored 11 goals in his last 13 international starts.

There's been controversy in The Red Devils squad during the course of the week after Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reportedlt got into a war of words with his coach, claiming Italy had "tactically outclassed us."

Midfielder Radja Nainggolan was also caught gesturing behind Wilmots back after being substituted. Both men were spoken to by Wilmots on their journey back to Belgium's northern Bordeaux training base.

Belgium are unbeaten in their last six matches against the Republic of Ireland (W2, D4), dating back to a 3-2 friendly loss in 1966.

They haven't faced each other since November 1997, when Belgium won 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier.

Ireland, who have never progressed beyond the group stages at the Euros, are still looking for their first win against Belgium in a competitive match (D5, L2), although this will be their first major tournament meeting.

Manager Martin O'Neill has warned The Green Army be to wary of their opponents after their poor performance in their opening game.

"Belgium are a really fine side, really fine," he told reporters          

"Individually they are as talented as any side in the competition. They are very dangerous anyway, but even more so now they are a bit of a wounded animal.             

"They will cause us problems so we have to show the same spirit and determination again and try and play as strongly with the ball as we did the other night.             

"I think overall they have the players. If they are disappointed themselves with not playing well against Italy, they will feel they can rectify it."

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