Belgium Starting Eleven

The World Cup 2018 frenzy is heating up. Coaches are soon announcing their 23-man squads (they have until 4th June) and experts everywhere are following closely. All eyes are on Belgium and its ‘Golden Generation’, the country’s most impressive team of talent in years.

With arguably two of the best Premier League players, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, Belgium is up for a promising season.

For starters, here are the 23 players on Belgium’s international team:

Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Foket, Jordan Lukaku, Christian Kabasele, Marouane Fellaini, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard, Nacer Chadli, Steven Defour, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Divock Origi, Laurent Depoitre

Of this impressive list, 11 will kick off Belgium’s first match against Panama. Can you just imagine coach Martinez’s challenge in selecting the best line-up from this pool of talent? Our predictions for the starting 11 line-up:

  • Courtois
  • Vertonghen
  • Vermaelen
  • Alderweireld
  • Meunier
  • Dembele
  • Witsel
  • de Bruyne
  • Mertens
  • Hazard
  • Lukaku

For punters and fans, Courtois seems like the no-brainer choice for goalkeepers, being one of the finest in Europe. Spurs defensive duo Vertonghen and Alderweireld seem like a solid choice too. On the wings, Hazard and Mertens bring in the lethal shots, while top-scorer Romelu Lukaku would lead the line.