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Benteke Gets Belgium Call-Up

4 November 2016


Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has been selected for Belgium's upcoming matches against Holland and Estonia.

The hitman, who netted three goals in his last international outing against Gibraltar last month, has been included in Roberto Martinez's squad for the pair of games, which start on Wednesday 9th November in Amsterdam when the Red Devils make the short trip across the border to play the Dutch.

That match is a warm-up for Belgium's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Estonia four days later, and Benteke will hope to be involved to help keep his table-topping country's 100% record intact in what will be their fourth game.

After his treble last time out, Benteke has scored nine goals in 30 caps, but faces stiff competition from a host of household names to start next week against the Netherlands.

Belgium squad to play Holland and Estonia:
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Mats Selz (Newcastle United).

Defenders: Luis Cavanda (Galatasaray), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Thomas Foket (Gent), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Steven Defour (Burnley), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht), Axel Witsel (Zenit).

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

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