Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and has announced his 28-man provisional Belgium squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne lead the way for the Belgian Red Devils, while Manchester United duo Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini have also been included in the preliminary squad list.

One surprising inclusion is Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke while the omission of Roma superstar Radja Nainggolan has raised eyebrows across the footballing world.

28-Man Preliminary Squad

Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Mats Sels (Newcastle);

Defenders:  Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Laurent Ciman (Los Angeles FC), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Jordan Lukaku (Lazio), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham);

Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian);

Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).