Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium team-mates gear up for Portugal friendly ahead of World Cup
- Roberto Martinez put his Belgium players through their paces on Monday
- Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne and Co enjoyed training in the sun
- The Red Devils take on Portugal in a friendly on Saturday, June 2
- Belgium’s World Cup campaign gets underway against Panama on June 18
England’s World Cup opponents Belgium were hard at work on Monday as they look to get into the best possible shape ahead of the tournament in Russia.
Roberto Martinez put his Belgium players through their paces in the sun ahead of their friendly with Portugal this Saturday night at the King Baudouin Stadium.
Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Toby Alderweireld and Co, who are looking for a successful World Cup following previous disappointments in major tournaments, cut a relaxed mood as they trained in Tubize on Monday.
Belgium were hard at work on Monday as they trained ahead of their friendly with Portugal
Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne and Mousa Dembele speak while jogging around the pitch
Kompany uses a foam roller as he warms up ahead of training with his compatriots
The star-studded squad were pictured jogging together at the start of the session before taking part in agility and stretching drills, overseen by manager Martinez.
The former Everton, Wigan and Swansea manager underwent his media duties as well ahead of Belgium’s clash with Portugal.
The Red Devils take on Portugal in their first friendly ahead of the eagerly-anticipated World Cup, starting on June 14.
Nacer Chadli and Christian Benteke also warm up together in the sun on Monday
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez keeps a close eye on proceedings as his players stretch
Following their clash with the 2016 European champions on Saturday, they then take on Egypt and Costa Rica before jetting off to Russia.
Belgium will be confident of progressing through their group, consisting of England, Panama and Tunisia.
Their World Cup campaign gets underway against Panama on June 18 and they will be desperate for a long summer in Russia.
Martinez and his Belgium squad begin their World Cup campaign against Panama on June 18
Author: Nancy Parker
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