Belgium Football team coach Roberto Martinez has announced the squad for Russia World Cup with a shocking exclusion. The Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been ruled out the squad despite his remarkable performance in the UEFA Champions League. Although the coach has announced the provisional squad but he is not even in the list of initial 28 men that will be shorted to 23 a few days later. The red devils are going to make 13th appearance in Football’s biggest tournament and yet to win the trophy. See who is in and who’s out in the recent squad.
Team Squad for 2018 World Cup
Radja Nainggolan scored a brace in the return leg of Champions League semi-final against Liverpool and was one of the most used players by Roma. Despite his remarkable performance, he is not in the squad. He has played 30 games for Belgium and fans appreciates his style of play. On his exclusion, the former Everton coach Roberto Martinez said
Radja Nainggolan is a top player. The reason is tactical. In the past two years, the team has worked in a specific manner. Other players had those roles. We know Radja has a very important role in his club and we cannot give him that role in our squad.
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) May 21, 2018
Radja announced his retirement right after his exclusion from the squad. The Footballer took mentioned on Instagram stating
Very reluctantly my international career comes to an end. I’ve always done everything I could to represent my country.
|Toby Alderweireld||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Laurent Ciman||Los Angeles FC|
|Vincent Kompany||Man City|
|Thomas Meunier||Paris Saint Germain|
|Jan Vertonghen||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Yannick Carrasco||Dalian Yifang|
|Kevin de Bruyne||Man City|
|Mousa Dembele||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Marouane Fellaini||Man United|
|Thorgan Hazard||Borussia Monchengladbach|
|Adnan Januzaj||Real Sociedad|
|Axel Witsel||Tianjin Quanjian|
|Christian Benteke||Crystal Palace|
|Nacer Chadli||West Brom|
|Romelu Lukaku||Man United|
See also: Squad of Argentina for 2018 World Cup
Schedule of Group Stage Matches
Belgium is currently the 3rd ranked FIFA team in the World. They were undefeated in the qualifiers after scoring 43 goals and conceding just 6. The red devils have played 12 FIFA World Cups and this is their 13th appearance in Russia. Being winners of Group H in the qualification round, they directly qualified for the finals. Belgium is in Group G with debutant Panama, Tunisia, and England. Their first match is against Panama on 18 June 2018 at the Fisht Olympic Stadium located in Sochi. I hope you’ve gone through India time schedule of 2018 Football World Cup.
|Match||Date||Time [IST]||Time [GMT]||Venue|
|Belgium vs Panama||18 June 2018||8:30 pm||3:00 pm||Fisht Olympic stadium|
|Belgium vs Tunisia||23 June 2018||5:30 pm||12:00 pm||Otkritie Arena|
|England vs Belgium||28 June 2018||11:30 pm||6:00 pm||Kaliningrad Stadium|
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