Lukaku to join Belgium squad after negative Covid test


Lukaku to join Belgium squad after negative Covid test
Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 2 - Belgium v Denmark - King Power Stadion At Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium - November 18, 2020 Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammate Romelu Lukaku REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

In Summary

  • Belgium begin their World Cup qualifiers against Wales on Wednesday.

Striker Romelu Lukaku will join up with the Belgium squad after testing negative for Covid-19 following an outbreak at his club Inter Milan.

Saturday’s Serie A match against Sassuolo was postponed after four players, including goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, returned positive tests.

The Serie A leaders had initially prohibited players from leaving Italy to go on international duty.

Belgium begin their World Cup qualifiers against Wales on Wednesday.

They will then face the Czech Republic in Prague on Saturday and Belarus at home next Tuesday.

Coach Roberto Martinez will be without injured midfielders Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel.

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