Contenders for Belgium’s next squad

By | August 23, 2015

Marc Wilmots - will announce squad on Thursday (August 27)

Marc Wilmots – will announce squad on Thursday (August 27)

Marc Wilmots is due to announce his squad for the matches with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus in early September. I don’t expect many surprises as it’s early in the season and no-one has had a chance to stake a claim. Wilmots will probably stick with his usual squad except for one or two injuries. It must however be a slight concern that some players have yet to play for their clubs in the Premier League (Fellaini, Origi, Denayer) and some leagues (Italy, Spain, France) have just started their competitions.

Here’s the way I see the squad being formed.


Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit Saint-Pétersbourg), Vincent Kompany & Jason Denayer (Manchester City), Toby Alderweireld & Jan Vertonghen (Spurs), Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma), Moussa Dembélé & Nacer Chadli (Spurs), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Axel Witsel (Zenit), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Divock Origi & Christian Benteke (Liverpool),

Jean-François Gillet (KV Mechelen), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Laurens De Bock (Club Brugge), Olivier Deschacht (Anderlecht), Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Guillaume Gillet (Anderlecht)

Matz Sels (Gent), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Youri Tielemans & Steven Defour (all Anderlecht), Thorgan Hazard (Mönchengladbach), Michy Batshuayi (Marseille).

Not in with a shout
Dennis Praet and Anthony Vanden Borre (Anderlecht), Maxime Lestienne (PSV), Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia), Charly Musonda Jr (Chelsea),

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