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Red Devils steaming from Tuesday ready for diptych Kazakhstan/Scotland

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Tuesday summarize the Red Devils in the national training centre in Tubize the training in the run up to the european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifiers against Kazakhstan (Saturday 8 June) and Scotland (Tuesday 11 June). Both competitions are in the Brussels King baudouin stadium finished.

On may 21 selected the national coach Roberto Martinez 28 players for the upcoming two-part series. Hendrik Van Crombrugge, as fourth goalkeeper for the first time. Performers Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Axel Witsel, Thomas Meunier and Romelu Lukaku close to return to the previous time were they due to injuries. Jason Denayer (knee), Dedryck Boyata (knee) and Koen Casteels (thigh) are out. Mousa Dembélé of Martinez time to “adapt to the Chinese league”.

After the seizoenseinde different Red Devils already a little rest. That was not the case for Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld (both Tottenham), Divock Origi and Simon Mignolet (both Liverpool), who last Saturday competed for the victory in the Champions League (2-0 win for Liverpool, goal by Origi). Three days earlier, had Eden Hazard with two goals and an assist a large share in the 4-1 victory of Chelsea against Arsenal in the final of the Europa League.

Hazard in the flowers

For the kick-off of the duel with Kazakhstan is Eden Hazard also honored for his hundredth cap. Hazard completed the cape of a hundred matches in the last international match on 24 march in Cyprus (0-2), where he completed his thirtieth goal for the national team. The celebration of that anniversary, however, was postponed until the next home game.

After victories against Russia (3-1) and Cyprus (0-2) are the Red Devils with the maximum of the points in the lead in group I. Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Scotland all have three points, the microstate of San Marino is puntenloos last.

The Scots opened their campaign with a surprising 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan, and then with a 0-2 win in San Marino. After the disappointing start was Alex McLeish (ex-Genk) dismissed as the Scottish national coach. Steve Clarke, who happened to of Kilmarnock, is his successor. Kazakhstan went ahead with 0-4 down against Russia. Saturday receive Scotland in Hampden Park the Cypriots. The Kazakhs play next week Tuesday, host San Marino.

The first two countries from each pool are placed at the end of this year directly for the final round of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, that in the twelve host cities will be finished. Four countries qualify then via the play-offs, determined by the final standings in the four divisions of the Nations League.