TEAM NEWS: Belgium drop Fellaini for crucial Ireland clash

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The Manchester United man misses out after a disappointing performance against Italy while Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan is also left on the bench

Belgium have left Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini out of their starting line-up for the crucial Euro 2016 clash against Republic of Ireland.

The former Everton man has been replaced by Tottenham's Mousa Dembele in midfield while Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco also comes into the team at the expense of Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan.

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The Red Devils need a win after defeat to Italy in their opening game, and come up against an Irish side that has made one enforced change, with Stephen Ward replacing the injured Jonathan Walters.

Belgium XI: Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Dembele; De Bruyne, Hazard, Carrasco; R. Lukaku.

Republic of Ireland XI: Randolph; Coleman, Clark, O'Shea, Ward; Whelan, McCarthy; Hendrick, Hoolahan, Brady; Long.