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Arsenal's Vermaelen: Everything is possible for Belgium at the World Cup

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen believes Belgium are capable of anything at the 2014 World Cup.

The Gunners centre-back is embarking on his first major tournament with Rode Duivels and feels that Marc Wilmots' men have the ability to really make an impact in Brazil.

Belgium are up against Russia, South Korea an Algeria in Group H and Vermaelen is excited about what could be in store for he and his country.

"I'm very excited because it's a new experience for us," he told Arsenal Player.

"In our squad I think there are only two players who have played at a big tournament before, so it is something we are all looking forward to.

"The country is so happy for us. If you look at when we qualified, I think the whole country was watching that game! They're all thrilled that we're going to the World Cup.

"We go there with no fear to play our games and we'll make sure we do all we can, put all our effort in and see how far we have come.

"Everything is possible at the World Cup, it's never going to be easy, but I think it is a good draw.

"There are more difficult groups but you still have to play those games.

"Every team deserves their place. But we have a talented group as well and if we do our job and play well, then it's possible to go through to the second round."

Belgium were in action against the Ivory Coast in a friendly on Wednesday night which ended in a 2-2 draw in Brussels.

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