Martinez looking forward to facing England in Russia

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/12/2017

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez reveals that he is delighted of playing England in next summer's World Cup finals as they Red Devils are top seeds in Group G with Panama, Tunisia and the Three Lions.

The 44-year-old Spanish coach Martinez who has been in England for more than two 20 years as a player and manager, having manage Swansea, Wigan, and Everton between 2013 and 2016.

Belgium are scheduled to take on England in Kaliningrad on June 28 in both sides' final group-stage match, which Martinez is already prepared for.

"I lived for 21 years in England so it is very special," BBC Sport quotes him as saying. "It's the World Cup, we have a challenging draw, lots of traveling.

"We are looking forward to it. We have a really good group of players, 25 players are now in the British game so are very well known. They have important roles in important teams and they enjoy playing for their country."

Belgium begins their finals campaign with a match against bottom seeds Panama in Sochi, before taking on Tunisia five days later in Moscow.