Belgium star to overlook first two World Cup fixtures

Belgium star to miss first two World Cup fixtures

Belgium might be with out star striker Romelu Lukaku for at the very least the primary two video games of their World Cup marketing campaign, with the ahead carrying a knock.

The 29-year-old has been struggling for health ever since returning to Inter on mortgage from Chelsea in the summertime and has been restricted to only 5 appearances all season.

Roberto Martinez nonetheless noticed match to incorporate Lukaku in his squad for the competitors, however will now be compelled to depend on the likes of Dries Mertens or Michy Batshuayi up entrance for the Pink Devils’ essential Group F video games towards Canada and Morocco.

An alternative choice could be to play Charles De Ketelaere up entrance, though the 21-year-old lacks expertise and sometimes performs in a deeper position at membership degree for AC Milan.

Lukaku’s damage creates but extra issues for Belgium, whose squad seems to be largely previous its finest and consists of a lot of gamers from their 2018 and 2014 campaigns.

The likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Axel Witsel and Eden Hazard are nonetheless current within the squad, all of whom are stalwarts of the nationwide aspect however is perhaps too outdated to make a real problem for glory in Qatar this winter.

Belgium kick off their World Cup marketing campaign towards Canada on Wednesday, earlier than dealing with Morocco on Sunday and Croatia on December 1.

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