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Benteke Gets Belgium Call

3 October 2016


Palace striker Christian Benteke has been called up to the Belgium squad for his side's World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Gibraltar.

The hitman, who has scored in each of his last three appearances for the Eagles, is one of a host of Premier League stars called upon by Roberto Martinez as he aims to continue their 100% start to qualification.

The Red Devils easily saw off Cyprus by a 3-0 scoreline last month in their opening group game, although Benteke didn't see any action, but he will hope to add to his 26 caps and six goals over the coming fortnight.

Belgium firstly host Bosnia on the 7th October in Brussels before then travelling to Faro in Portugal to face Gibraltar three days later.

The club record signing is one of eight Palace players selected for their countries this international break - find out the rest here.

Thursday 6th October
South Korea (Lee) v Qatar
World Cup qualifier, Suwon – 12pm

Austria v Wales (Ledley, Hennessey)
World Cup qualifier, 7.45pm

Friday 7th October
Belgium (Benteke) v Bosnia and Herzegovina
World Cup qualifier, Brussels – 7.45pm

France (Cabaye, Mandanda) v Bulgaria
World Cup qualifier, Paris – 8.45pm

Saturday 8th October 
Ivory Coast v Mali (Sako)
World Cup qualifier, Bouake – 7pm

Scotland (McArthur) v Lithuania
World Cup qualifier, Glasgow – 7.45pm

Sunday 9th October
Wales (Ledley, Hennessey) v Georgia
World Cup qualifier, Cardiff – 5pm

Monday 10th October
Holland v France (Cabaye, Mandanda)
World Cup qualifier, Amsterdam – 7.45pm

Gibraltar v Belgium (Benteke)
World Cup qualifier, Faro (Portugal) – 8.45pm

Tuesday 11th October
Iran v South Korea (Lee)
World Cup qualifier, Tehran – 2.45pm

Slovakia v Scotland (McArthur)
World Cup qualifier, Trnava – 7.45pm

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