The Red Devils kick off their European Championship campaign on Monday and will look to get things off with a win. Here's everything you need to know about their clash with Slovakia.

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Preview

Belgium kick off their Euro 2024 campaign on Monday, with the tournament's dark horses facing Slovakia in their opener. This Deutsche Bank Park showdown commences at 12 p.m. ET (16:00 GMT) as the Red Devils look to start things off with a bang.

Belgium enter this tournament with the hope of ending their painful wait for silverware, with their gold medal at the 1920 Olympics being the nation's only success. If that was not enough, the Red Devils' golden generation is all but gone, with Euro 2024 likely to be the last European Championship for the remaining stars.

Eden Hazard, Toby Alderweireld, and Dries Merten are all gone while Romelu Lukaku, the youngest lasting member of that golden generation, is already 31. Can current manager Domenico Tedesco accomplish what his predecessor Roberto Martinez failed to achieve and guide the team to a major trophy?

The Italian-German tactician replaced Martinez after the Spaniard oversaw Belgium's 2022 FIFA World Cup group-stage exit, losing 2-0 to Morocco while drawing nil-nil with Croatia. Since his appointment, the European outfit have gone 14 games unbeaten.

This run includes their imperious Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, with Belgium going unbeaten across their eight matches, winning six and drawing twice. The Red Devils drew at home to Austria and Sweden, their two closest opponents in their group, but showed enough quality to earn them the title of Euro 2024's dark horses.

However, since completing the qualifiers, Belgium have played four friendly matches and have only won twice, suffering slip-ups against England and the Republic of Ireland. The Group E favorites bounced back with back-to-back victories over Montenegro and Luxembourg, scoring five goals across both matches, and will be aiming to replicate that on Monday.

Slovakia, meanwhile, will be focused on achieving something they have pulled off only once before in this tournament and that is progressing past the group stage.

That sole knockout stage appearance came in 2016, with the Falcons qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams after finishing behind Wales and England in their group. However, Francesco Calzona's side failed to repeat this in Euro 2020.

The Slovaks were phenomenal in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, however, picking up 22 points out of a possible 30. Lukáš Haraslín and Co. missed out on the top spot in their group, but it took a Portugal side with a perfect record to deny them that achievement. 

Additionally, while the Falcons have slipped up in two of their last five fixtures, form is still on their side, winning four of their last seven matches. Only time will tell if the Belgians will end that positive run.

Team news

Belgium

Jan Vertonghen and Arthur Theate will not be fit for the opening game while question marks linger over Thomas Meunier's fitness. Thibaut Courtois was surprisingly left out of the squad, meaning Koen Casteels will start in goal, while all-time leading goalscorer Romelu Lukaku should lead the line alongside Kevin de Bruyne.

Belgium's final Euro 2024 squad:

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thomas Kaminski (Luton), Matz Sels (Nottingham Forest)

Defenders: Timothy Castagne (Fulham), Zeno Debast (Anderlecht), Wout Faes (Leicester), Thomas Meunier (Trabzonspor), Arthur Theate (Rennes), Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Maxim De Cuyper (Club Brugge), Orel Mangala (Lyon), Amadou Onana (Everton), Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa), Leandro Trossard (Arsenal), Arthur Vermeeren (Atlético de Madrid), Aster Vranckx (Wolfsburg), Axel Witsel (Atlético de Madrid)

Forwards: Johan Bakayoko (PSV Eindhoven), Yannick Carrasco (Al-Shabab), Charles De Ketelaere (Atalanta), Jérémy Doku (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Roma), Dodi Lukebakio (Sevilla), Loïs Openda (Leipzig)

Slovakia

Denis Vavro faces a race against the clock to be fit for this game. The same is true for Juraj Kucka, though the Slovan Bratislava player is expected to shake off any concerns. Slovakia will be looking to PSG's Milan Skriniar and Napoli's Stanislav Lobotka for leadership while Róbert Boženík and Lukáš Haraslín are expected to lead the line.

Slovakia's final Euro 2024 squad:

Goalkeepers: Martin Dúbravka (Newcastle), Henrich Ravas (New England), Marek Rodák (Fulham)

Defenders: Vernon De Marco (Hatta), Norbert Gyömbér (Salernitana), Dávid Hancko (Feyenoord), Sebastián Kóša (Spartak Trnava), Adam Obert (Cagliari), Peter Pekarík (Hertha Berlin), Milan Škriniar (Paris), Denis Vavro (Copenhagen)

Midfielders: László Bénes (Hamburg), Matúš Bero (Bochum), Ondrej Duda (Hellas Verona), Patrik Hrošovský (Genk), Juraj Kucka (Slovan Bratislava), Stanislav Lobotka (Napoli), Tomáš Rigo (Ostrava)

Forwards: Róbert Boženík (Boavista), Dávid Ďuriš (Ascoli), Lukáš Haraslín (Sparta Praha), Leo Sauer (Feyenoord), Ivan Schranz (Slavia Praha), David Strelec (Slovan Bratislava), Tomáš Suslov (Verona), Ľubomír Tupta (Slovan Liberec)

Key stats

This is the first encounter between these two nations in a competitive fixture.

However, Belgium and Slovakia have faced off in friendlies, with the Red Devils winning 2-1 in their last encounter in 2013.

Kevin de Bruyne and Co. have not lost a competitive game since losing 2-0 to Morocco on Matchday 2 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stage.

Since that aforementioned defeat, Belgium have played 15 times, winning 10 and drawing five.

Slovakia won seven of their 10 Euro 2024 qualifiers, with only Portugal beating them.

Romelu Lukaku was the top scorer in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, netting 14 goals.

Broadcast listings

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Belgium 0 - 1 Slovakia

June 17, 2024 12:00pmFrankfurt Arena (Frankfurt am Main)

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