The Belgium national football team announces the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia which includes:
Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht).
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Alex Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Moussa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia M), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion).
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Eden Hazard (Chelsea).
Belgium is one of the favourites of the World Cup. Two years ago on the UEFA European Championship The Red Devils sensationally lost the quarter-final in France. Injuries of the leading players in the defending line caused failures.
This time all the leading Belgian football players fit. The Belgian team is strong with their attack. In the qualifying tournament Red Devils scored over 40 goals in 10 matches. Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne are the leaders of the English top clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
The main loss of the team is Radja Nainggolan, the defensive midfielder of Roma. Because of his troublemaking character and the conflict with the coach, Radja was not called to the national team for the World Cup in Russia.