5 Best Players for Belgium at the World Cup

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Belgium's Best Players

Belgium Best Players
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Belgium have a quality side with a lot of stand outs and minimal injury concerns. What might be a concern for coach Marc Wilmots is depth or playing time. He could add a level of dynamism to his lineup if he picks newly-declared Adnan Januzaj. Regardless of the depth options, these five players will be important for the success of Belgium.

Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel
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Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel
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The Zenit midfielder seems to be a favorite of Wilmots. He has been chosen as a leader in the middle and to control the match. He has 46 caps and five goals for his national team. On a club level Witsel is hoping for a move to Manchester United.

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard
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Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard
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Eden Hazard may have fallen out of favor with Jose Mourinho, but it is always hard to tell with the man pushing the buttons at Chelsea. Hazard was arguably the best player in the Premier League for stretches this season and will be asked to create from his forward midfielder position.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen
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Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen
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Vertonghen is important because he will be playing out of position. Some may argue that there are better players on the Belgium side, but he will be vital in stopping the other teams' attack. The team is not deep at the full back position. Vertonghen will go the full 90 in most cases.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku
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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku
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Lukaku's value increased with a major injury to Christian Benteke. Belgium's next striker option has one international appearance. Now he is producing at Everton and his confidence is on a steady incline. He will be asked to shoulder the load at striker. Luckily for Belgium, he is looking ready for the responsibility.

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois
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Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois
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How good has this guy been this year? Well, he is in the discussion for best goalie in Europe. With the question at the full back position, that means Courtois could be tested. He has been decisive and imposing and will need to be in Brazil.