September 5, 2018 / 2:40 PM / a month ago

Belgium's Mignolet, Fellaini and Benteke ruled out through injury

(Reuters) - Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, midfielder Marouane Fellaini and striker Christian Benteke have been ruled out of the squad to face Scotland and Iceland due to injuries, the Belgian Football Association (RBFA) said on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - FA Cup Fourth Round - Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - January 27, 2018 Liverpool's Simon Mignolet during the warm up before the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

The RBFA did not disclose the nature of the injuries but Liverpool said Mignolet was expected to be available for the Premier League game away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sept. 15.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Belgium Training - Belgium Training Camp, Dedovsk, Russia - July 9, 2018 Belgium's Marouane Fellaini during training REUTERS/Darren Staples

Fellaini had been called up by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez on the back of his first start for Manchester United in their 2-0 league victory at Burnley last weekend.

Benteke has started all four Premier League games for Crystal Palace this season but has yet to score.

The uncapped Davy Roef, on loan at Waasland-Beveren from Anderlecht, has been called up, although fellow keepers Thibaut Courtois, Koen Casteels and Matz Sels are already in the squad.

Belgium face Scotland in a friendly at Glasgow’s Hampden Park on Friday and Iceland in a Nations League match at Laugardalsvollur stadium in Reykjavik on Tuesday.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

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