Belgium announce their player numbers for the World Cup 2022: De Bruyne No.7, E. Hazard No.10, Lukaku No. 9
With the reliable Courtois in goal, Martinez could stick with a trusted backline with the experience of Faes, Alderweireld and Vertonghen.
Coming back strong after his injury at Euro 2020, Dortmund’s Meunier will play on the right, with Witsel and Tielemans in the middle and Carrasco to play on the left.
It is difficult to think beyond the conventional front three of De Bruyne in a bit of a free role from the right, Lukaku through the middle and E. Hazard on the left.
Belgium XI (3-4-3): Courtois; Faes, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E. Hazard.