Montreal Impact were quite worried when pondering the potential scenario in which Laurent Ciman would be away from MLS action for over a month. Pride quickly replaced fear as the Belgian defender not only made it into the final 23-man squad for Belgium but is very likely the starting right-back for Marc Wilmots.
Having played that position for both club (in Belgium) and country, Ciman took advantage of a plethora of injuries in Belgium's defense. Having been part of the 2014 World Cup squad, Wilmots knows Ciman more than enough to not only see him as an addition on the pitch, but also a great guy to have around the group.
Belgian media are heavily speculating on Ciman being a starter
Possible XI vs : Courtois; Ciman, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Nainggolan; De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard; Lukaku.— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) June 13, 2016
How to Watch
Date/time: Monday, June 13, 3:00 p.m. (ET), 8:00 p.m. (UK), 9:00 p.m. (France)
Stade des Lumieres, Lyon, France
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