Belgium captain Eden Hazard, short of pace and lacking game time in recent months at Real Madrid, will play the first hour of Friday’s friendly against Egypt in Kuwait City.
The coach of the Red Devils Roberto Martinez will however have to do without the services of Leandro Trossard, the usual replacement for Hazard, injured, he announced Thursday. “Leandro took a hit, it’s nothing serious. He will resume training on Sunday and will be ready for the first match of the World Cup (November 23 against Canada)”said the Spanish coach, adding “that Eden Hazard will play 60 minutes”.
In the absence of Romelu Lukaku, injured in a thigh and who hopes to be ready for the third match of the group stage (December 1 against Croatia), Martinez has indicated that he will line up Michy Batshuayi and then Loïs Openda at the point of his attack. “Don’t jump to conclusions when you see the squad this Friday. The goal is to prepare all my players for the climatic conditions in Qatar. “, tempered the coach.
Belgium will start their World Cup against Canada (November 23, 8 p.m.). The Red Devils will also face Morocco and Croatia in Group F.