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Hazard, Bruyne, Kompany Named In Belgium’s 28 Man Provisional World Cup Squad

Belgium head coach, Roberto Martinez named an initial squad of 28 players with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard set to captain the side in Russia this summer.

He’s joined by Blues teammates Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, who makes it despite a late season injury scare while on loan at Borussia Dortmund, and Manchester City title winners Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent Kompany.

Tottenham trio Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are in but there’s no place for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan in a significant surprise.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Koen Casteels

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Laurent Ciman, Christian Kabasele, Vincent Kompany, Jordan Lukaku, Thomas Meunier, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen

Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Dries Mertens, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku


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