Belgium have added the finishing touches to their World Cup preparations after having their official team photo taken before heading out to Russia.
The team photo included the 23 men, as well as the six backroom staff, that manager Roberto Martinez chose to take to the World Cup next week.
The Red Devils sported their new home kit for the official photo while management dressed in black, alongside the goalkeepers.
Belgium team heading to World Cup (top row, from L-R): Laurent Ciman, Toby Alderweireld, Leander Dendoncker, Romelu Lukaku, Inaki Vergara, Richard Evans, Erwin Lemmens, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier and Nacer Chadli (middle row, from L-R) Dedryck Boyata, Michy Batshuayi, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Thierry Henry, manager Roberto Martinez, assistant coach Graeme Jones, Vincent Kompany, Moussa Dembele, Thomas Vermaelen and Yannick Carrasco (bottom row, from L-R) Adnan Januzaj, Youri Tielemans, Eden Hazard, Simon Mignolet, Thibaut Courtois, Koen Casteels, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgium squad take part in their final training session in Tubize before their friendly with Costa Rica on Monday evening
Martinez’s side then trained in Tubize for the final time before facing Costa Rica in a friendly on Monday evening.
The final warm-up game at the King Baudouin Stadium will give Martinez the last chance to experiment with his team before they play their opening group game against Panama on June 18.
Like the ‘technically extremely strong’ Tunisians, the Central American outsiders could also threaten to disrupt a team packed with top European league talent.
Belgium’s No 1 Thibaut Courtois (C) trains alongside Simon Mignolet (background) ahead of their friendly with Costa Rica
Monday – Costa Rica – Heysel Stadium – 7.45pm
June 18 – Panama – Fisht Olympic Stadium – 4pm
June 23 – Tunisia – Spartak Stadium – 1pm
June 28 – England – Kaliningrad Stadium – 7pm
Asked about Tunisia’s 1-0 friendly defeat by Spain, Martinez said on Sunday: ‘Yesterday, for me, they deserved to win the game… It was just a confirmation that Tunisia could be one of the surprises in the World Cup.’
Monday’s outing in Brussels against Costa Rica would give Belgium’s team of individual talents a chance to test their collective resilience against a Panama side with nothing to lose in their first ever World Cup finals.
‘Maybe Panama get inspiration from what Costa Rica did in 2014 in Brazil,’ Martinez said. ‘There’s no fear in the performances of CONCACAF teams.
‘They are quite happy to trust each on the pitch… If we are not a team in difficult moments during the game these teams can really hurt you.’
Martinez stuck by his decision to name his final 23-man squad only 24 hours before the kick-off against Panama in Sochi, giving key defenders Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen maximum time to prove their fitness.