Bentake and Batshuayi missing in Belgium squad to face Denmark and Iceland

Bentake and Batshuayi missing in Belgium squad to face Denmark and Iceland-verasgist.com

Christian Benteke Liolo of Crystal Palace and Michy Batshuayi-Atunga of Chelsea, both Premier League players are missing in Belgium squad as Roberto Martinez call up players for next month’s Nation League matches against Denmark and Iceland.

Marinez called up Anderlecht youngesters Jérémy Doku, 18, and Landry Nany Dimata, 22, to replace them.

Doku has established himself as a first-team player at Anderlecht, while Dimata is just returning from injury.

Thomas Vermaelen was not also included in the 29-man squad but the coach explained that the defender would be added if his travel from Japan could be cleared.

Belgium is to travel to face Denmark on September 5 before hosting Iceland three days later in Group A2, which also features England.

Here is Belgium full squad

Belgium squad:

Koen Casteels – Wolfsburg
Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid Simon Mignolet – Club Brugge Hendrik van Crombrugge – Anderlecht
Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham Dedryck Boyata – Hertha Berlin Elias Cobbaut – Anderlecht
Jason Denayer – Lyon
Leander Dendoncker – Wolves Brandon Mechele – Club Brugge Jan Vertonghen – Benfica
Timothy Castagne – Atalanta Thomas Meunier – Borussia Dortmund
Yannick Carrasco – Atletico Madrid
Nacer Chadli – Monaco
Thorgan Hazard – Borussia Dortmund
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Dennis Praet – Leicester City
Youri Tielemans – Leicester City Hans Vanaken – Club Brugge
Axel Witsel – Borussia Dortmund Eden Hazard – Real Madrid
Yari Verschaeren – Anderlecht Dries Mertens – Napoli
Divock Origi – Liverpool
Jeremy Doku – Anderlecht
Landry Dimata – Anderlecht Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
Leandro Trossard – Brighton and Hove Albion.

Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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