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Belgium Call For Benteke

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08:56 20th March 2017


Christian Benteke has been selected for Belgium's upcoming matches against Greece and Russia.

The Eagles striker has been chosen by Roberto Martinez for his latest Red Devils squad who will tackle the Greeks in Brussels in their latest World Cup qualifier on Saturday, aiming to continue their 100% start after winning all four of their opening matches.

They will be hoping to avoid any slip ups with Greece in second place just two points behind and also boasting an unbeaten record, before then travelling to Sochi for a friendly with Russia three days later, who have already booked their spot at the finals as hosts of the competition.

Benteke will be hoping to see some action in those two games and add to his haul of 30 caps and nine goals, but as usual he faces stiff competition from the other attackers in the squad, including Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi.

However Belgium will not be skippered by Vincent Kompany who has been left out by Martinez as he is not fully fit.

Belgium squad:

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Matz Sels (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Thomas Foket (Gent), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Thomas Vermaelen (Roma)

Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium), Radja Nainggolan (Roma), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian)

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Divock Origi (Liverpool).