Mogi das Cruzes (Brazil) (AFP) - Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen is back in contention to feature against Argentina in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final after returning to full training on Thursday.
The Arsenal centre-back missed his side's last two games due to a right thigh strain, but he was among 13 players who took part in a training session at Belgium's base in Sao Paulo state.
Another group of players, those who had started Tuesday's 2-1 win over the United States in the last 16, participated in a bike ride.
However, midfielder Mousa Dembele is continuing to undergo treatment after receiving a knock against South Korea.
Belgium fly to Brasilia on Thursday evening in preparation for their last-eight encounter against Argentina at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium on Saturday.
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