TUBIZE, Belgium – Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez called up on Friday Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Valencia forward Michy Batshuayi for the upcoming UEFA Nations League clashes against Iceland and Switzerland.
Martinez said the only doubt he had regarding the 24-man squad was Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, who has been physically struggling.
“We are in contact with Manchester United about Romelu Lukaku. We will make a final decision after the weekend,” Martinez said during a press conference.
Dropped out of the squad over injuries or muscle discomfort are Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
The Belgium squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg) and Matz Sels (Strasbourg).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) and Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge).
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Thomas Meunier (PSG), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton), Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) and Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge).
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Valencia), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).