Manchester duo, Fellaini and Lukaku dropped from squad!

Belgium had included Romelu Lukaku in their Nations League squad, but Marouane Fellaini has missed out through a lack of fitness. However, Roberto Martinez will consult with Manchester United before determining whether Romelu Lukaku can remain part of his 25-man Belgium squad.

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Lukaku has returned to training ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday and could feature in his country’s final two Nations League matches against Iceland and Switzerland. Manchester United team-mate Marouane Fellaini will play no part after being overlooked due to a lack of fitness, despite the midfielder featuring in United’s win over Juventus on Wednesday.

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Belgium are without Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Vermaelen through injury, prompting a recall for Wolves outcast Leander Dendoncker. “We are in contact with Manchester United over Romelu Lukaku. We will make a final decision after the weekend,” Martinez said. “Marouane Fellaini is on his way back but is not fully fit.”

Martinez’s men are level on six points with Switzerland in Group 2 of Nations League A, but have a game in hand leading into the final round of fixtures.

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Belgium squad in full:

Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Matz Sels (Strasbourg); Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain); Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Leander Dendoncker (Wolves), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund); Michy Batshuayi (Valencia), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).

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