There is good news for no fewer than three players from the champions AA Gent Matz Sels, Sven Kums and Laurent Depoitre have all received their first call up to play for their country.
Luis Pedro Cavanda, a defender with the Turkish champions Trabzonspor, is the fourth newcomer to the Red Devils squad. KV Oostende’s Jordan Lukaku and Valencia’s Zakaria Bakkali are also included in Marc Wilmots’.
This is seen as a reward for their recent strong performances for their respective clubs.
Goalkeepers: Jean-Francoise Gillet (KV Mechelen, Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Matz Sels (AA Gent)
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic) , Luis Pedro Cavanda (Trabzonspor), Jason Denayer (Galatasaray), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit), Jordan Lukaku (KV Oostende), Thomas Meurnier (Club Brugge), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfield: Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Sven Kums (AA Gent), Radja Nainggolan (Roma), Axel Witsel (Zenit).
Forwards: Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia), Laurent Depoître (AA Gent), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Divock Origi.