Qatar 2023 - Injured Lukaku makes the list as Belgium announce World Cup squad
  • Roberto Martinez has called up 26 players for Qatar 2022, naming four reserves

  • Romelu Lukaku makes the list despite his injury

  • Belgium begin their World Cup campaign against Canada on 23 November

From the headquarters of the Royal Belgian FA in Tubize, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez announced the names of the lucky 26 who will represent their nation at Qatar 2022™, which runs from 20 November to 18 December. Striker Romelu Lukaku, injured at the moment, finds himself on the list, in line to play in his third World Cup if he can recover.

Belgium are relying on members of their "golden generation" to perform at their best and become world champions for the first time. Household names such as Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco and Toby Alderweireld demonstrate what vast experience the Belgians will arrive in Qatar with.

Belgium's Qatar 2022 Squad

Goalkeepers Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) Simon Mignolet (Club Bruges) Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg) Defenders Toby Alderweireld (Royal Antwerp) Jan Vertonghen (RSC Anderlecht) Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa) Wout Faes (Leicester City) Arthur Theate (Stade Rennais) Zeno Debast (RSC Anderlecht)

Midfielders Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund) Timothy Castagne (Leicester City) Yannick Carrasco (Atletico de Madrid) Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund) Axel Witsel (Atlético de Madrid) Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) Amadou Onana (Everton) Hans Vanaken (Club Bruges) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Forwards Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) Michy Batshuayi (Fenerbahce) Charles De Ketelaere (AC Milan) Jeremy Doku (Stade Rennais) Dries Mertens (Galatasaray) Lois Openda (RC Lens) Leandro Trossard (Brighton)

Reserves Jason Denayer (Shabab Al-Ahli) Alexis Saelemaekers (AC Milan) Bryan Heynen (KRC Genk) Dodi Lukabekio (Hertha Berlin)

Claude B Djaquis (FIFA Pool)