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Belgium announced their 25-member squad for the UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany on May 28. Head coach Domenico Tedesco announced the names of players who will represent Belgium in Germany from June 12. The squad saw Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne and Jeremy Doku in the team. However, Real Madrid’s star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ omission left everyone surprised. 

Courtois missed majority of the season due to a few knee injuries and regained his full fitness recently. He had already confirmed that he wouldn’t be involved after being sidelined for a long tenure. Another reason could be his tension with Tedesco since 2018 after he was not named the captain in games against Austria and Estonia. 

Speaking of Belgium’s campaign in the tournament, they have been drawn in Group E alongside Ukraine, Slovakia, and Romania. In their season opener, they will clash against Slovakia on June 17 before clashing against Romania on June 22. In their last group-stage clash, Belgium will be up against Ukraine on June 26 in Stuttgart. 

Belgium’s 25-member squad for Euro 2024

Goalkeeper: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thomas Kaminski (Luton Town), Matz Sels (Nottingham Forest)

Defenders: Timothy Castagne (Fulham), Zeno Debast (Anderlecht), Maxim De Cuyper (Club Brugge), Wout Faes (Leicester City), Thomas Meunier (Trabzonspor), Arthur Theate (Rennes), Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Orel Mangala (Lyon), Amadou Onana (Everton), Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa), Arthur Vermeeren (Atletico Madrid), Aster Vranckx (Wolfsburg), Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Johan Bakayoko (PSV Eindhoven), Yannick Carrasco (Al Shabab), Charles De Ketelaere (Atalanta), Jeremy Doku (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Roma), Dodi Lukebakio (Sevilla), Lois Openda (RB Leipzig), Leandro Trossard (Arsenal)