Injured Youri Tielemans out of Belgium's FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Belgium will qualify for next year's World Cup with a win over Estonia, or if Wales fails to beat Belarus on Saturday.

Published: 09th November 2021 04:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2021 04:15 PM   |  A+A-

Leicester City's Youri Tielemans gestures during the EPL match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City's Youri Tielemans gestures during the EPL match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

BRUSSELS: Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans has been ruled out of his national team's upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of injury, the federation said Tuesday.

Federation spokesman Stefan Van Loock said the Leicester player will miss Group E matches against Estonia later this week and at Wales on Nov.16.

Belgium will qualify for next year's World Cup with a win over Estonia, or if Wales fails to beat Belarus on Saturday.

The Belgian federation did not specify the nature of Tielemans' injury.

He got hurt last weekend with Leicester during a 1-1 draw against Leeds in the Premier League.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said after the match that Tielemans' calf was sore.



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