Belarus coach Bernd Stange is hoping to build on football's recent wave of popularity in the former Soviet republic and inspire an unlikely success in their World Cup qualifier against England in Minsk on Wednesday night.
England boss Fabio Capello is determined to see his team go into the winter break in the World Cup qualifying campaign with a maximum haul of 12 points.
German Bernd Stange was appointed coach of the Belarus national team on Monday.
Former Belarus goalkeeper Valery Shantolosov has been charged with trying to fix two of his country's Euro 2004 qualifying matches, police said on Wednesday.
Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero is out of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus after picking up a thigh strain.
Belarus coach Anatoly Baidachny has included injured playmaker Valentin Belkevich in his 22-man squad for next month's two 2006 World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Italy.
Belarus squad for Euro 2004 Group Three qualifiers at home to Czech Republic on September 6 and away to Moldova on September 10.