Wilmots picks Hazard

Brussels - Belgium named its squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Wales and a friendly with tournament hosts France on Friday, with Chelsea's Premier League player of the year Eden Hazard at the heart of Marc Wilmots' group.

Belgium however left Manchester City's defensive rock Vincent Kompany out of the squad as he is suspended for the clash with Wales on June 12. The Red Devils take on France in a friendly a week earlier.

Wilmots also left out any player from freshly crowned Belgian champions Gent, with just six home-based players on the list.

Belgium squad:

Goalkeepers

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/ENG), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool/ENG), Jean-Franois Gillet (Catania/ITA)

Defenders

Toby Alderweireld (Southampton/ENG), Jason Denayer (Celtic/SCO), Olivier Deschacht (Anderlecht), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS), Thomas Meunier (FC Bruges), Anthony Vanden Borre (Anderlecht), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham/ENG)

Midfield

Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg/GER), Moussa Dembele (Tottenham/ENG), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United/ENG), Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma/ITA), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht), Axel Witsel (Zenit St-Petersburg/RUS)

Strikers

Christian Benteke (Aston Villa/ENG), Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (Monaco), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/ENG), Romelu Lukaku (Everton/ENG), Dries Mertens (Napoli/ITA), Kevin Mirallas (Everton/ENG), Divock Origi (Lille/FRA)

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