The Belgium national football team has announced its squad for the 2022 UEFA Nations League. The 32-man squad features several high-profile returnees including Eden Hazard, Thomas Meunier, and Jason Denayer, while newbies Loïs Openda and Amadou Onana could make their debuts during the tournament.
The most notable absentees are Divock Origi, Christian Benteke, Jérémy Doku and the Union SG duo Siebe Van der Heyden and Dante Vanzeir.
The Belgians will kick off their Nations League campaign on June 3 with a clash against the Netherlands, before taking on Poland twice and Wales.
Belgium squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 June matches
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (FC Brugge), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Matz Sels (Racing Club Strasbourg).
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Al-Duhail), Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Wout Faes (Stade Reims), Brandon Mechele (FC Brugge), Arthur Theate (Bologna), Jan Vertonghen (Benfica).
Miedfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton), Amadou Onana (Lille), Youri Tielemans (Leicester City), Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund), Hans Vanaken (FC Brujas), Timothy Castagne (Leicester City), Thomas Foket (Stade Reims), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund), Alexis Saelemaekers (AC Milan).
Forwards: Eden Hazard (Real Madrid), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea F), Charles De Ketelaere (FC Brujas/), Dries Mertens (Nápoles), Dennis Praet (Leicester City), Leandro Trossard (Brighton), Michy Batshuayi (Besiktas JK), Lois Openda (SBV Vitesse).
Captain: Eden Hazard
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Belgium UEFA Nations League 2022-23 Schedule
3 June 2022: Belgium vs Netherlands (20:45) King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
8 June 2022: Belgium vs Poland (20:45) King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
11 June 2022: Belgium vs Wales (20:45) Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
14 June 2022: Belgium vs Poland (20:45) Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw
22 September 2022: Belgium vs Wales (20:45) King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
25 September 2022: Belgium vs Netherlands (20:45) Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam