Here we show you the squad that Belgium announced for the upcoming FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts from November 20 and the coaches have started to announce their national team squad.
Belgium head coach Roberto Martínez has named their official squad for the tournament. His 26-man squad surprisingly includes eight forwards, indicating a clear mindset of a high-pressing and attacking strategy.
Belgium’s World Cup squad
|GK||1||Thibaut Courtois||Real Madrid (SPA)||30||96|
|GK||12||Simon Mignolet||Club Brugge (BEL)||34||35|
|GK||13||Casteels the cow||Wolfsburg (GER)||30||4|
|DEF||2||Toby Alderweireld||Royal Antwerp (BEL)||33||123|
|DEF||3||Arthur Theate||Stade Rennes (FRA)||22||3|
|DEF||4||Wout Faes||Leicester City (ENG)||24||1|
|DEF||5||Jan Vertonghen||Anderlecht (BEL)||35||141|
|DEF||26||Zeno Debast||Anderlecht (BEL)||18||2|
|DEF||19||Leander Dendoncker||Aston Villa (ENG)||27||29|
|MID||21||Timothy Castagne||Leicester City (ENG)||26||25|
|MID||15||Thomas Meunier||Borussia Dortmund (GER)||31||58|
|MID||7||Kevin De Bruyne||Man City (ENG)||31||93|
|MID||20||Hans Vanaken||Club Brugge (BEL)||30||22|
|MID||8||Your Tielemans||Leicester City (ENG)||54||5|
|MID||18||Amadou Onana||Everton (ENG)||21||2|
|MID||6||Axel Witsel||Atletico Madrid (SPA)||33||126|
|MID||16||Thorgan Hazard||Borussia Dortmund (GER)||29||45|
|FWD||9||Romelu Lukaku||Inter Milan (ITA)||29||102|
|FWD||23||Michy Batshuayi||Fenerbahce (TUR)||29||47|
|FWD||14||Dries Mertens||Galatasaray (TUR)||35||106|
|FWD||22||Charles de Ketelaere||AC Milan (ITA)||21||10|
|FWD||11||Yannick Carrasco||Atletico Madrid (SPA)||29||59|
|FWD||10||Eden Hazard||Real Madrid (SPA)||31||122|
|FWD||17||Leandro Trossard||Brighton (ENG)||27||21|
|FWD||24||Lois Openda||Lens (FRA)||22||4|
|FWD||25||Jeremy Doku||Stade Rennes (FRA)||20||10|
Belgium XI for the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Romelu Lukaku and Lois Openda (ST) – Lukaku had a pretty poor campaign last season. He has returned to Inter Milan this season and is doing well in Serie A again. Lois Openda might support him as a strike partner.
Kevin De Bruyne – Arguably the best midfielder in the world right now, Kevin De Bruyne won the Premier League title last season. He will definitely be selected for the upcoming World Cup squad.
Eden Hazard – The 31-year-old won the UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid last season. Although he did not have a big role in this title period, but he has promised his fans that he would perform amazingly in this season.
Youri Tielemans – The player is in high demand this season. Arsenal are currently in the hunt for Tielemans as they look to strengthen their midfield.
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Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen – Belgium’s defense is most dependent on these two players. Alderweireld and Vertonghen form a very strong defensive duo.
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Thibaut Courtois – The Real Madrid player was probably the best goalkeeper in the 2021/22 season. I mean he helped the club win their 14th Champions League title.
Belgium Possible starting XI
- Romelu Lukaku – ST
- Lois Openda – ST
- Eden Hazard – WC
- Amadou Onana – CDM
- Kevin De Bruyne – CM
- Youri Tielmans – CDM
- De Ketelaere – RM
- Zeno Debast – CB
- Jan Vertonghen – CB
- Toby Alderweireld – CB
- Thibaut Courtois – GK