FIFA World Cup 2022 is all set to begin in Qatar. The squad of the participating countries have started to take shape already. The best countries in the world are participating in this tournament. The coaches have picked the best players for their respective nation’s squads. The strength of squad is around 26 players. However, only 11 players start in a football match. It would be very difficult for the coaches to pick the best starting 11 for their team. In this article, we will take a look at Predicted Belgium Starting 11 World Cup 2022 against Morocco and Belgium World Cup 2022 Squad.
Belgium, the second-ranked FIFA team, is among the favorites for the tournament, which opens on 20 November. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has selected a 26-man strong squad for FIFA World Cup 2022 including world class players. In the past, Martinez led the Red Devils to the top spot in the FIFA rankings which was an incredible feat. Belgium World Cup squad has enough talent to win the coveted trophy this time. The Belgium Predicted line up is also expected to be stacked with talent.
Belgium World Cup 2022 squad have one of the best players in the prime of his career – Kevin De Bruyne – and an ageing defence, this feels like the last chance for the Golden Generation to claim a trophy. Although, it seems like taking into consideration the form and fitness of Eden Hazard, it will be difficult for him to get a place in the lineup. But according to us, he will be the regular starter of his team. Fans are excited to know the Belgium Starting 11 for World Cup 2022.
Belgium have been drawn in Group F along with Canada, Morocco and Croatia.
Belgium defeated Canada in their first game. Now they will face Morocco in their second game of group stage. Let’s take a look at Belgium predicted line up against Morocco.
Belgium World Cup 2022 Squad
Belgium Starting 11 World Cup 2022 against Morocco
Belgium Starting 11 (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen; Castagne, Witsel, Thomas Meunier, Carrasco; Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku.
How BELGIUM could line up in FIFA World Cup 2022 against Morocco
Thibaut Courtois : Courtois keeps the gloves for the best club in Europe i.e. Real Madrid. He is rarely beaten, and he would frequently make wonderful saves to keep Los Blancos and the Red Devils in games. We have to admit that Courtois is one of the absolute best players at his position and vital to Real Madrid as well as to Belgium. In Qatar, he will make sure that Belgium have a chance in any low-scoring match. He will be a permanent starter in Belgium Starting 11 World Cup 2022.
Jan Vertonghen : Belgium World Cup 2022 squad has one of the best center back partnership with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderwield. But with both of them ageing, improving their defensive stability has to be one of the essential steps to build their team in the future. They’ve managed to cut out incredibly successful professional football careers at Ajax, Spurs and Belgium despite being attached at the hip. Vertonghen relies most on his brute strength and presence of mind. These two will form the defense of Belgium Lineup.
Toby Alderweireld : Alderweireld is the obvious choice on the right-hand side of central defence. A full international since 2009, Alderweireld has earned over 100 caps for Belgium. Toby was one of the best centre backs at his peak. He’s got pace to burn and, like a cheetah at full flight, can hunt down prey from a disadvantaged position. Alderweireld’s speed-of-light reactions are his most prized asset, which makes his damaged and vulnerable hamstring all the more problematic. He will be taking the charge of defence in Belgium World Cup 2022 lineup.
Jason Denayer/Timothy Castagne : Former Celtic defender Jason Denayer will form part of Belgium World Cup 2022 squad. Denayer had a memorable loan spell with the Hoops, forming an outstanding partnership with Virgil van Dijk that saw the club win a league and cup double. Not only has Castagne lifted the FA Cup during his first season as a Fox, but the former Atalanta full-back has also earned many individual plaudits over 2020/21, making 32 appearances in all competitions for the Football Club. Let’s see who will get a place in Belgium starting 11 World Cup.
Axel Witsel/Thorgan Hazard : Out wide the wing-backs are responsible for the side’s width in both attack and defence and these spots are usually filled by Meunier and Thorgan Hazard. Alex Witsel recently joined Atletico Madrid and we might see him starting for Belgium in Qatar. There is one other option too. The fans might see Thorgan Hazard at the left wing in Belgium Starting 11 World Cup 2022.
Yannick Carrasco/Youri Tielemans : Yannick Carrasco has also played a huge role in Atletico Madrid’s title charge in La Liga last to last season. Youri Tielemans has become such a dominant midfielder that he has one of the two pivot spots and is responsible for moving the ball forward to the key playmakers. One of them will be deployed at right wing in Belgium World Cup 2022 lineup.
Leander Dendoncker : Dendoncker, off late, has featured a lot more prominently in Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans, after a slow start to life in the Premier League. He plays as the midfield screen in the Wolves team, which also plays a back three, similar to the one Martinez has deployed throughout his reign at Belgium – and one that has little reason to change. He is expected to get a place in Belgium Starting 11 World Cup 2022.
Thomas Meunier : Thomas Meunier has been used as wing-back by Roberto Martinez in recent months, and will get a spot in the starting lineup of Belgium at the World Cup. He’s been fine at defending, and Dortmund’s form dropped considerably when he was out with an injury. He looked impressive in possession, providing some decent crosses as well as helping out the attackers going forward. While he does run his ass off every minute he is on the pitch, he is better suited in the role of right-back vs at wing-back. But Martinez will play him in midfield.
Eden Hazard : Eden Hazard’s role in the Belgium World Cup squad will be a topic for conversation. The former Chelsea player has had another year of struggles at Real Madrid, suffering from injury problems and poor form when he does make it to the pitch. The coach hopes that Hazard can return to his best level at this tournament to aid Belgium’s quest for glory. Even after a season of poor performance, his place in Belgium starting 11 is almost confirmed.
Kevin De Bruyne : De Bruyne has had himself another quality season and will have to continue his fine form if Belgium are to be glorious this winter. Although Eden Hazard will be there in the team, but De Bruyne will be the main player in Belgium World cup 2022 squad and some top performances will be needed from him if Belgium wants to reach their potential. He can use his creative skill-set to influence the game, and a link up with Lukaku will make for brilliant viewing. The Manchester City playmaker is one of best players playing at FIFA World Cup 2022, who Belgium will no doubt look towards to provide them with assists.
Romelu Lukaku : Lukaku was quite terrific for Serie A champions Inter Milan with his goals. Romelu Lukaku has always been bristling with talent but going back to Chelsea was the worst decision. He has returned to Inter Milan after a terrible spell with Chelsea. With the likes of De Bruyne at his back he could well fire the Belgians all the way to winning FIFA World Cup 2022. The Inter No. 9 naturally excels at making runs off the ball to be on the end of passes and crosses the Belgian side produce.
However, the star striker will not be available for the first two games of World Cup because of being unfit with a knock. In his absence, Roberto Martinez is likely to include either Dries Mertens or Michy Batshuayi in the starting line up of Belgium. Lukaku has been struggling to keep his fitness since coming back from Chelsea to Inter.