Lukaku, a striker for Inter Milan, has only played twice since August due to a hamstring injury and is currently out for his team. Romelu Lukaku, an injured striker, and playmaker Eden Hazard are both part of Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez’s 26-man roster for the World Cup in Qatar.
Martinez had earlier said that Lukaku would compete in the tournament provided he could play in one of the team’s Group F matches against Canada, Morocco, or Croatia.
Medically, it is obvious that Lukaku is not fully fit, but the past 3 days have been excellent. Romelu will be given every opportunity to stay in shape, Martinez said to reporters on Thursday.
Hazard continues to be a talismanic figure for Belgium despite not playing frequently for Carlo Ancelloti’s team owing to injuries and a loss of form. Bryan Heynen, Alexis Saelemaekers, Dodi Lukebakio, and Jason Denayer are the 4 players Martinez has selected on a stand-by roster.
If necessary, Martinez may add them to the team up until the final 24 hours before Belgium’s opening match against Canada on November 23.
Koen Casteels,Simon Mignolet,Thibaut Courtois.
Arthur Theate, Wout Faes, Toby Alderweireld,Jan Vertonghen,
Leander Dendoncker, Zeno Debast.
Timothy Castagne,Hans Vanaken, Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel,Thorgan Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Amadou Onana, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco.
Jeremy Doku, Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi, Loïs Openda, Charles De Ketelaere, Eden Hazard, Leandro Trossard, Romelu Lukaku,
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