Belgium Full Team Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022
Belgium is searching for their first ever major trophy. After being eliminated from the quarterfinal and semifinal stage for a number of times, Roberto Martinez’s side is desperate to win their very first major title. The squad features a number of highly experienced and potential players who can deliver at the big stage. Here we will present you the Belgian Red Devils squad for the 2022 FIFA WC.
Belgium Team Squad for FIFA WC 2022
|Position||Player Name||Current Club|
|Goalkeeper||Thibaut Courtois||Real Madrid|
|Goalkeeper||Simon Mignolet||Club Brugge|
|Goalkeeper||Koen Casteels||VFL Wolfsburg|
|Defender||Toby Alderweireld||Al-Duhail SC|
|Defender||Dedryck Boyata||Hertha Berlin|
|Defender||Jason Denayer||Olympique Lyon|
|Defender||Timothy Castagne||Leicester City|
|Defender||Thomas Meunier||Borussia Dortmund|
|Defender||Thomas Foket||Stade de Reims|
|Midfielder||Yannick Carrasco||Atlético Madrid|
|Midfielder||Axel Witsel||Borussia Dortmund|
|Midfielder||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City|
|Midfielder||Youri Tielemans||Leicester City|
|Midfielder||Thorgan Hazard||Borussia Dortmund|
|Midfielder||Alexis Saelemaekers||AC Milan|
|Midfielder||Hans Vanaken||Club Brugge|
|Forward||Eden Hazard||Real Madrid|
|Forward||Romelu Lukaku||Chelsea FC|
|Forward||Jeremy Doku||Stade Rennais FC|
|Forward||Leandro Trossard||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|Forward||Christian Benteke||Crystal Palace|
Manager: Roberto Martinez.
The Goal Keeping spot will feature Real Madrid CF gloves man Thibaut Courtois along with Club Brugge stopper and former Liverpool star Simon Mignolet as well as VFL Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels. Courtois is definitely one of the best goal keepers in the world and he will be definitely the number one choice to stand in between the goal posts.
Defense has always been the Achilles’ heel for Belgium. The team has quality midfielders and forwards but they often suffered due to a comparatively weaker back line. Experienced defender Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will continue to play their role at the heart of the defense. The former Tottenham Hotspur duo will either have Boyata or Jason Denayer as their partner for the three man center back line.
In the right part of the defense, Thomas Meunier is expected to be the first choice starter while Castagne and Saelemaekers are the possible reserves for the Borussia Dortmund full back. In fact, in the 3-4-3 formation, he along with Yannick Carrasco will plays the role of the wing back. Atletico Madrid sensation Carrasco is the first choice for the left side. At the heart of the midfield, Youri Tielemans and Axel Witsel are the possible starters for the most of the matches. Thorgan Hazard is another top option and if he starts, Witsel may have to sit out. However, Martinez will get many more options at the mid with the likes of Praet, Dendoncker, Vanaken all boosting his bench.
The front line of the Red Devils is a threat for any side. In form striker Romelu Lukaku can prove himself the difference while Kevin De Bruyne who is the key playmaker of the side, can destroy any opposition on any day. The chemistry between these two sensation may cause the opposition defenders to lose their sleep. Eden Hazard suffered a number of injuries and has been a bit out of form since joining Real Madrid. But every one knows, how crucial he can be at the biggest stage. The former Chelsea talisman was superb at the Russia World Cup and he will be eager to repeat his performance. Leandro Trossard, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Dries Mertens will possible start from the bench and all these guys can make difference with one big strike.
Possible Starting Line Up:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois.
Defense: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer.
Midfield: Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier.
Attack: Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku.
Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard.