World Number 2 Belgium Confirm Shocking Addition To World Cup 2022 Squad


World number 2 Belgium has confirmed a shocking addition to its squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Belgium World Cup Squad 2022
Belgium's players celebrate after the 1-0 goal at a soccer game between Finland and Belgium's Red Devils, the third game in the group stage (group B) of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, on Monday 21 June 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has confirmed his 26-man squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022, scheduled to take place in Qatar from the 20th of November 2022.

Martinez, however, made a shocking addition to the squad ahead of the first game of the competition. Romelu Lukaku, who is currently out injured, has been confirmed as a member of the squad.

Belgium would be looking to go far in the World Cup this year after making it to the knock out stages of the competition in 2018.

Belgian World Cup 2022 Squad

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge),

Defenders: Timothy Castagne (Leicester), Wout Faes (Leicester), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund), Arthur Theate (Rennes), Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht), Toby Alderweireld (Antwerp), Zeno Debast (Anderlecht) 

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Charles De Ketelaere (AC Milan), Leander Dendocker (Aston Villa), Amadou Onana (Everton), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid), Youri Tielemans (Leicester)

Forwards: Eden Hazard (Real Madrid),  Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Leandro Trossard (Brighton), Dries Mertens (Galatasaray), Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce) and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)

Belgium is in Group F alongside Canada, Morocco and Croatia and would take on Canada on the 23rd of November 2022 as their first match in the group stages.

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