Belgium announce squad for Euro 2020

Euro 2020

The world's highest-ranked nation Belgium have announced their squad for the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez announced his star-studded 26-man squad for Euro 2020, which is set to commence next month, earlier this week.

Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has been included despite enduring an injury-plagued season in Spain, and is expected to star alongside the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku at the tournament.

However, there was no place for Liverpool striker Divock Origi or VfL Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteeles in the final selection or on the standby list, with the former out of favour and the latter set to undergo surgery in the coming weeks.

Belgium's squad for Euro 2020 

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Club Brugge), and Matz Sels (Racing Strasbourg)

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Timothy Castagne (Leicester City), Jason Denayer (Olympique Lyonnais), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Vermaelen (Vissel Kobe), and Jan Vertonghen (Benfica)

Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (Istanbul Basaksehir), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Thorgan Hazard and Axel Witsel (both Borussia Dortmund), Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans (both Leicester City), and Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge)

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke (both Crystal Palace), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Jeremy Doku (Stade Rennes), Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Dries Mertens (Napoli), and Leandro Trossard (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Stand-by list

Thomas Kaminski (Blackburn Rovers), Alexis Saelemaekers (AC Milan AC), Albert Sambi Lokonga (Anderlecht), Bryan Heynen (RC Genk), Thomas Foket (Reims), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Brandon Mechele (FC Bruges), Jordan Lukaku (Antwerp), Zinho Vanheusden (Standard Liege), Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht) & Charles De Ketelaere (FC Bruges)

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