Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj will travel with Belgium to the World Cup after being named as one of two teenage newcomers in the Red Devils’ squad on Tuesday. Coach Marc Wilmots had been expected to name a preliminary group of 26 ahead of the tournament beginning in Brazil next month, but surprisingly made a final selection of 24, with the only uncertainty concerning the fitness of the third goalkeeper.
Januzaj, born and brought up in Brussels by a family with Balkan origins, only opted to play for Belgium three weeks ago after a strong first season in the Premier League. He was also eligible to play for Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey and was even talked of as a potential future England player.
Belgium will face Algeria, Russia and South Korea in Group H.