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08 Nov 2019, 18: 06 IST

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Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen

Roberto Martinez has verified neither Thomas Meunier nor Jan Vertonghen are fit for worldwide duty, but Kevin De Bruyne has returned to the Belgium squad.

The Crimson Devils, who have currently capable for Euro 2020, have confined defensive solutions for upcoming matches versus Russia and Cyprus.

Wing-back Meunier experienced a thigh strain in Champions League action for Paris Saint-Germain towards Club Brugge very last month and is yet to return.

Meanwhile, Tottenham defender Vertonghen, who has struggled for kind this season, was previous witnessed on the bench at Liverpool at the finish of October.

Vissel Kobe’s Thomas Vermaelen is provided but will be assessed as he deals with his possess health difficulties, though Jason Denayer is brought in.

Anderlecht still left-back Elias Cobbaut also earnings from the numerous injuries, earning a to start with senior simply call-up.

“[Goalkeeper] Koen Casteels, Meunier and Vertonghen are injured,” stated Martinez. “We are not absolutely sure if Vermaelen will be offered. He will be assessed on Monday.

“Cobbaut has experienced a great changeover with Johan Walem and the beneath-21s. The European Underneath-21 Championship past period was a essential instant for him. For his club, he displays that he is growing all the time.”

This is our past squad of 2019! #RUSBEL #BELCYP #EURO2020 #COMEONBELGIUM pic.twitter.com/c7Uo4MLVWI

— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) November 8, 2019

The return of De Bruyne is a strengthen, in the meantime, obtaining very last performed for his place from Scotland in September because of to a subsequent groin pressure.

Brighton and Hove Albion forward Leandro Trossard is also match all over again and in the squad.


Belgium squad in whole: Thibaut Courtois (Genuine Madrid), Hendrik Van Crombrugge (Anderlecht), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge), Matz Sels (Strasbourg) Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Elias Cobbaut (Anderlecht), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge), Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe) Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Nacer Chadli (Anderlecht), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Leander Dendoncker (Wolves), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Dennis Praet (Leicester Metropolis), Youri Tielemans (Leicester Town), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Eden Hazard (Authentic Madrid), Maxime Lestienne (Conventional Liege), Romelu Lukaku (Inter), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Leandro Trossard (Brighton and Hove Albion), Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht).

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