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Watch: Belgium Fall Behind In Warm-Up Friendly Thanks To Some Encouragingly Shit Defending

Watch: Belgium Fall Behind In Warm-Up Friendly Thanks To Some Encouragingly Shit Defending
By Gavin Cooney

We have very little medical expertise, but we can confidently diagnose that strange tingle you are currently feeling as the early symptoms of Euro 2016 fever. As the tournament edges ever closer, the focus on Ireland's group opponents will be heightened, and as part of that, here is an encouragingly it of rubbish defending by Belgium in their friendly against Switzerland this afternoon.

Belgium - despite having the Spurs central defensive partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen - do not pair them at centre back, with Marc Wilmots preferring to pick Thomas Vermaelen at centre back, shoving Vertonghen out to left-back, and Axel Witsel picked at right-back with Chris Lombaerts injured. Vertonghen and Vermaelen both looked far from convincing in this Swiss attack that ended in the concession of the opening goal. Watch below:

Belgium have since equalised, thanks to some equally rubbish Swiss defending:

Belgium have selected more or less a first-choice team, with Roma's Radja Nainggolan the only player likely to walk back into the team come the beginning of the tournament.

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