For Belgium’s fixtures against Switzerland and the Netherlands in the next two weeks, Roberto Martinez will not be able to count on Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Benteke.
Today’s edition of Belgian newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen looks at the players who could be called up for the two matches and the list includes Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet, Watford defender Christian Kabasele and Jason Denayer of Lyon.
The Tottenham centre-back is not fit to represent his country while Leander Dendoncker has struggled for minutes since joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer.
It’s claimed the injury to the Spurs player and the former Anderlecht star’s situation at the Molineux Stadium ‘increases’ the Hornets defender and the ex-Manchester City man’s chances of being selected for De Rode Duivels’ squad.
The 27-year-old has played every minute in the Premier League this season for Javi Gracia’s side and has impressed with his displays, especially in Watford’s victory over Crystal Palace and the north London outfit.
If Kabasele makes it to the Belgium squad, it will not be a surprise as his fine performances for his club make him a worthy candidate to be included in his national team.