The Belgian national team manager, Marc Wilmots, announced the squad for the upcoming two World Cup qualification matches against Macedonia.
Wilmots called up 25 players lead by captain Vincent Kompany. The current Belgian squad is their strongest in the last 10 years so it will be a huge challenge for the Macedonians.
“We are about to play two hard games against Macedonia who we must not underestimate. There will be an intensive atmosphere in Skopje as the Macedonians have achieved good in results in the recent games. We will prepare well for these games and I am sure that we will continue with the good results.” – Wilmots said at today’s press conference.
Two days earlier, Macedonian national team manager also announced the squad for this games.
Thibaut Courtois – Atlético Madrid
Jean-François Gillet – Torino
Simon Mignolet – Sunderland
Toby Alderweireld – Ajax
Laurent Ciman – Standard
Guillaume Gillet – Anderlecht
Vincent Kompany – Manchester City
Nicolas Lombaerts – Zenit
Sébastien Pocognoli – Hannover 96
Daniel Van Buyten – Bayern München
Thomas Vermaelen – Arsenal
Jan Vertonghen – Tottenham
Nacer Chadli – Twente
Steven Defour – Porto
Moussa Dembélé – Tottenham
Marouane Fellaini – Everton
Timmy Simons – Nürnberg
Axel Witsel – Zenit
Christian Benteke – Aston Villa
Kevin De Bruyne – Werder
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku – West Bromwich Albion
Dries Mertens – PSV
Kevin Mirallas – Everton
Jelle Vossen – Genk
Macedonia will first host Belgium on 22 March at the National Arena Philip II of Macedon in Skopje with a kick-off at 20.45 CET and later on the 26th will travel to Brussels for the return leg.