Last Chance For Belgium's Golden Generation As 26-Man Squad For The 2022 World Cup Is Announced.

Belgium have announced their 2022 World Cup squad, as the golden generation will be attempting to win the World Cup for the first time.

The Red Devil's boss Roberto Martinez has named hid 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with a strong Premier League contingents like; Leandro Trossard, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Bruyne e.t.c.

Romelu Lukaku has also been included in the World Cup squad, although question marks remain over his fitness for the tournament.

The striker, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea, has had an injury-hit start to the season. Lukaku has been suffering with a hamstring injury which, coupled with a thigh problem earlier this season, means he has played just twice since August for the Serie A side.

Although, FIFA will allow teams to replace players unable to compete because of injury or Covid-19 up to 24 hours before their first match at the World Cup, and Roberto Martinez has already named four players on a stand-by list: Bryan Heynen, Alexis Saelemaekers, Dodi Lukebakio and Jason Denayer.

Elsewhere, Eden Hazard has also been included, despite being mostly on the sidelines at Real Madrid this season and he has not played in La Liga since September having fallen out of favour with coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Chelsea star, remains a talismanic figure for Belgium going forward.

Belgium are currently ranked at No.2 in FIFA's world rankings, sandwiched between world's heavyweights Brazil and Argentina.

They play Croatia, Canada and Morocco in Group F and begin their campaign on November 23 against the Canadians.

Belgium finished third after failing to eventual winners France in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but they beat England in the third-place play-off to claim the Bronze medal. They would be hoping to go a place higher at this tournament.

Belgium's 26-Man Squad In Full:


Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/ESP), 

Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge), 

Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg/GER).


Toby Alderweireld (Royal Antwerp), 

Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht), 

Zeno Debast (Anderlecht), 

Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa/ENG), 

Wout Faes (Leicester City/ENG), 

Arthur Theate (Rennes/FRA).


Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund/GER),

 Timothy Castagne (Leicester City/ENG),

 Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund/GER),

 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), 

Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid/ESP),

 Youri Tielemans (Leicester City/ENG),

 Amadou Onana (Everton/ENG),

 Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge),

 Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid/ESP).


Eden Hazard (Real Madrid/ESP), 

Leandro Trossard (Brighton/ENG), 

Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan/ITA),

Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce/TUR), 

Charles De Ketelaere (AC Milan/ITA), 

Lois Openda (Lens/FRA), 

Jeremy Doku (Rennes/FRA), 

Dries Mertens (Galatasaray/TUR).

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