Slovenia and Belgium played to a scoreless draw in a friendly on Wednesday.

The two teams started slowly and the first half passed almost uneventfully. Slovenia's Milivoje Novakovic attempted a header in eighth minute and Dries Mertens also tried a header in 38th in the best attempts before the interval.

The game picked up in the second half with a number of efforts at goal from both sides. Slovenia goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was the star of the match, saving several attempts by Belgium's attackers.

The friendly is part of warmup ahead of European Championship qualifiers next month. Slovenia will next face Estonia, while Belgium plays Azerbaijan.