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Wilmots announces Belgium squad for W Cup qualifiers
Published : 04 Oct 2012 17:48:57
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots on Thursday announced his 24-man squad to face Serbia in Belgrade on October 12 and Scotland four days later in Brussels for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Group A.
The only changes to the team that defeated Wales 2-0 in Cardiff and drew 1-1 with Croatia in Brussels in their opening matches last month are the inclusion of Twente midfielder Nacer Chadli and Genk striker Jelle Vossen.
Belgium are level on four points with Serbia and Croatia at the top of their group and Wilmots has decided to drop Standard Liege defender Sebastien Pocognoli and FC Bruges midfielder Jonathan Blondel for the key fixtures.
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Simon Mignolet (Sunderland/ENG) et Jean-Francois Gillet (Torino/ITA)
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Ajax Amsterdam/NED), Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege), Guillaume Gillet (Anderlecht), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City/ENG), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich/GER), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal/ENG), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham/ENG)
Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (FC Twente/NED), Steven Defour (FC Porto/POR), Moussa Dembele (Tottenham/ENG), Marouane Fellaini (Everton/ENG), Timmy Simons (Nuremberg/GER), Axel Witsel (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS)
Strikers: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa/ENG), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen/GER), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/ENG), Romelu Lukaku (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Dries Mertens (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Kevin Mirallas (Everton/ENG), Jelle Vossen/RC Genk)