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Thomas Meunier joins Eden Hazard on Belgium injury list

Belgium's Meunier joins Hazard on sidelines
By Eurosport

24/03/2017 at 15:44Updated 24/03/2017 at 16:48

Defender Thomas Meunier has become the second Belgium player to pull out of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Greece and midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is doubtful for the Group H match in Brussels.

An ankle injury has ruled out Paris St Germain's Meunier while De Bruyne is struggling with a hamstring problem, coach Roberto Martinez said on Friday.

“Kevin felt something with his hamstring at the end of the training on Thursday and could not train today. If he does not feel 100 percent fit tomorrow he won’t play.”

Belgium's new coach Roberto Martinez (C) chats with Eden Hazard (L) during a training session.

Belgium's new coach Roberto Martinez (C) chats with Eden Hazard (L) during a training session.Reuters

Belgium forward Eden Hazard pulled out on Monday, leaving Martinez to challenge his the team to cope without the Chelsea player's talismanic influence.

“It will be a test against Greece to see how we patch up the absence of Eden,” Martinez told a news conference.

Belgium top the group standings after winning their opening four matches, two points ahead of Greece.

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