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KEVIN DE BRUYNE is one of four key men still sidelined ahead of Belgium’s Nations League clash with Switzerland at the Stade Roi Baudouin on Friday Belgium are looking to build on their opening Nations League win over Iceland when they take on Switzerland.
Roberto Martinez’s side cruised to a 3-0 victory away from home but find themselves second in their group after Switzerland thumped the same opposition 6-0.
Belgium have lost just once in their past 28 fixtures and a strong favourites to see off Xherdan Shaqiri and co, although they will have to do so without several star players.
Kevin De Bruyne has missed much of the Premier League season with a knee injury and was not picked in the squad by Martinez.
Lukaku secret unlocked by Belgium coach Martinez However, the midfielder was an unused substitute as Manchester City drew 0-0 with Liverpool and is nearing a return to full fitness.
Meanwhile, Jan Vertonghen is another long-term absentee after picking up a hamstring problem playing for Tottenham against Huddersfield.
Thomas Vermaelen is excepted to deputise alongside Vincent Kompany and Toby Alderweireld, although Christian Kabasele has been recalled after impressing for Watford.
Jason Denayer provides further cover while Brandon Mechele is also an option after the Club Brugge centre-back received his first call-up.
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Mousa Dembele and Adnan Januzaj are both sidelined so Youri Tielemans should start alongside Axel Wiesel in central midfield.
Dennis Praet is also included in Martinez’s squad but is unlikely to feature from the off with Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard first-choice picks.
Thomas Meunier and Yannick Carrasco should provide width from the wing-back roles while Romelu Lukaku will look to get on the scoresheet playing as a lone striker.
Switzerland are without Kevin Mbabu, Johan Djourou and Admir Mehmedi but Michael Lang should return on the right side of defence.