These 22 Red Devils are (almost) sure of the World Cup

These 22 Red Devils are (almost) sure of the World Cup
These 22 Red Devils are (almost) sure of the World Cup

The Red Devils will start the World Cup in Qatar within eight weeks. National coach Roberto Martinez is allowed to bring 26 players. There are still four places left.

The certainties:

Goal: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels

Defense: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Timothy Castagne, Arthur Theate, Thomas Meunier

Midfield: Axel Witsel, Amadou Onana, Kevin De Bruyne, Youri Tielemans, Hans Vanaken, Leander Dendoncker, Thorgan Hazard

Attack: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Leandro Trossard, Michy Batshuayi, Yannick Carrasco, Charles De Ketelaere, Dries Mertens

Jérémy Doku and Jason Denayer also seem certain if they are top fit in November, but currently they are not yet because of their fitness. If they can guarantee their fitness in the coming months with match rhythm, they can book a World Cup ticket.

Alexis Saelemaekers is in a remarkable situation, as he has a lot of competition on the flanks. Is Martinez going to take him? Thomas Foket should have no illusions. Important weeks are approaching for a number of Belgians. Dedryck Boyata has to play at Club Brugge, otherwise players like Zeno Debast and Wout Faes seem to move up a row in the ranking. Brandon Mechele is also an option. Sebastiaan Bornauw and Hannes Delcroix will also not experience a World Cup.

The positions are fixed in the midfield. There, guys like Dennis Praet, Nacer Chadli and also Adnan Januzaj seem to miss a World Cup ticket, unless they perform very well in the coming weeks. It is also looking forward to whether Roméo Lavia, if fit, he shone in the Premier League, can still be a surprise from the chef.

Up front, Christian Benteke doesn’t seem to be an option at all after his transfer to DC United and Divock Origi may also have to make a cross about the World Cup, especially since Lois Openda is causing a furore. Dodi Lukebakio is also another track that can be interesting because of its versatility.


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