Belgium’s golden generation makes another attempt to win a trophy at the World Cup in Qatar. She has 26 players available for this. Which players are involved, which jersey number they wear and the coaching and support team shows you SPOX.
At the 2018 World Cup, the Belgian national team had to admit defeat to eventual world champions France 1-0 in the semifinals, and at the 2021 European Championships it was already over in the quarterfinals – again they were eliminated by the eventual tournament winner, in this case Italy.
Now the golden generation is making their next attempt at scoring something countable at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. To do this, she must first survive Group F with Croatia, Morocco and Canada. The World Cup kicks off on November 20, but Belgium won’t play their first group game until November 23 against Morocco.
A total of 26 players are available for each nation. Who is in the Belgian squad list? We will show you this as well as the coaching and support staff below.
Belgium – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers, coaches and officials
Belgium has been one of the best footballing nations in Europe for years, which becomes immediately apparent when you take a closer look at the squad and starts in goal. With Thibaut Courtois, there is arguably no better option in the world right now than the winner of the Yashin Trophy for last season, when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid.
If you look at the defense, the really big names stay away. After all, Thomas Meunier is a Bundesliga player. He and Thorgan Hazard form the Dortmund duo in the Belgium squad. In addition, keeper Koen Casteels from VfL Wolfsburg is there.
The midfield and the attack have it all. Kevin De Bruyne is not only the engine behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but also his country. Other top players include former Dortmund player Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard, who still hasn’t settled in at Real Madrid, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemans, but also talents like Charles De Ketelaere and Jeremy Doku.
Belgium – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers
|goalkeeper||Thibaut Courtois||real Madrid||1|
|Koen Castles||VfL Wolfsburg||13|
|Simon Mignolet||Club Brugge||12|
|defense||Toby Alderweireld||Royal Antwerp||2|
|Timothy Castagne||Leicester City||21|
|Zeno Debast||RSC Anderlecht||4|
|Wout Faes||Leicester City||22|
|Thomas Meunier||Borussia Dortmund||15|
|Arthur Theater||Stade Rennes||3|
|Jan Vertonghen||RSC Anderlecht||5|
|Yannick Carrasco||Atlético Madrid||11|
|Midfield/Forward||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||7|
|Thorgan Hazard||Borussia Dortmund||16|
|Eden Hazard||real Madrid||10|
|Amadou Onana||Everton FC||18|
|Youri Tielemans||Leicester City||8th|
|Hans Vanaken||Club Brugge||20|
|Axel Witsel||Atlético Madrid||6|
|Michy Batshuayi||Fenerbahçe Istanbul||23|
|Charles De Ketelaere||AC Milan||24|
|Jeremy documentary||Stade Rennes||25|
|Romelu Lukaku||Inter Milan||9|
|Dries Mertens||Galatasaray Istanbul||14|
|Lois Openda||RC Lens||26|
|Leandro Trossard||Brighton & Hove Albion||17|
Belgium – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: coaches and support staff
|Thierry Henry||assistant coach|
|Anthony Barry||assistant coach|
|Thomas Vermalen||assistant coach|
|Erwin Lemmens||goalkeeping coach|
|Inaki Vergara||fitness coach|
|Roberto Martinez||Technical Manager|
|dr Kris Van Crombrugge||physician|
|Lieven Maesschalck||Medical Director Physiotherapy|
Belgium: Group F at the World Cup in Qatar
The opening game against Canada will be followed by a game against Morocco on November 27th, before the top game of the group stage against runners-up Croatia on December 1st.
|date||time||Team A||Team B|
|November 23||11 clock||Morocco||Croatia|
|November 23||8 p.m||Belgium||Canada|
|November 27th||14 o’clock||Belgium||Morocco|
|November 27th||17 o’clock||Croatia||Canada|
|December 01||4 p.m||Canada||Morocco|
|December 01||4 p.m||Croatia||Belgium|