Belgium reveal 30-man World Cup squad ft. stars from Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United & City


There were few surprises in Marc Wilmot’s 30-man World Cup provisional squad on Tuesday.

Belgium, tipped by many to be dark horses in Brazil, announced a squad full of players known to fans of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

Included in the squad were three players owned by Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku.

Liverpool goalie Simon Mignolet was also named, along with Tottenham players Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Demebele and Nacer Chadli.

Manchesters United and City also had players included, with Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj and Vincent Kompany all picked.

Other Premier League based players included Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen and Everton’s Kevin Miralles.

Belgium feature in Group H alongside Russia, Algeria and South Korea.

The Belgium 30-man World Cup provisional squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Mignolet, Casteels/Proto.

Defenders: Alderweireld, Vanden Borre, Ciman, Kompany, Van Buyten, Vermaelen, Lombaerts, Vertonghen

Midfielders: Witsel, Defour, Fellaini, Dembélé, Chadli, De Bruyne.

Forwards: Lukaku, Origi, Hazard, Mertens, Mirallas, Januzaj.

Standby players: Nainggolan, Pocognoli, Hazard, Gillet, Batshuayi, Van Damme.