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Soccer-Belgium without seven players for World Cup trip to Prague

Soccer-Belgium without seven players for World Cup trip to Prague

26/3/2021 4:32:00 PM

Soccer- Belgium without seven players for World Cup trip to Prague

BRUSSELS: Belgium must do without seven squad members for their trip to Prague to play the Czech Republic on Saturday in World Cup qualification.

AdvertisementAdvertisementCarrasco was expected to play but has a leg injury while Vermaelen picked up a niggle in their 3-1 win over Wales on Wednesday as he made his long-awaited return to the national team.“With Vermaelen the plan was to use him for one half but he needs another 24 hours to be fit,” said Martinez at a news conference.

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The German-based players in the Belgium squad are Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Orel Mangala (VfB Stuttgart) and Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund).They will also remain in Belgium ahead of Tuesday’s third World Cup qualifier against Belarus in Leuven.

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