Nice to see the call up to Sterchele!!!!!! Hopefully he keeps up his form to the NT!!!
Thu 15/03/07 - The Manchester City forward Emile Mpenza and the Stoke City midfielder Carl Hoefkens have both been named in the squad for Belgium's Euro 2008 qualifier against Portugal. The Red Devils desperately need to take something from the match on Saturday 24 March if Belgium is to have even an outside chance of making it to the next summer's finals in Austria and Switzerland.
While both Mpenza and Hoefkens are no strangers to international football, the national team coach René Vanderecyken has also brought new blood into the squad in the shape of the Racing Genk goalkeeper Logan Bailly and the Germinal Beerschot striker François Sterchele.
The Racing Genk captain Thomas Chatelle has also been called up, as has Club Brugge's Philippe Clement.
It is Clement's first cap since René Vandereycken took over the reigns of our national football team at the beginning of last year.
Absentees in Lisbon will include Bart Goor, Timmy Simons and Moussa Dembele who are all suspended.
Thomas Vermaelen of Ajax and Hamburg's Vincent Kompany are both out through injury.
Racing Genk's Kevin Vandenbergh and Nantes' Luigi Pieroni no longer feature in Vandereycken's squad.
Goalkeepers: Bailly (Genk), Stijnen (Club Brugge) en Vandenbussche (Heerenveen)
Defenders: Clement (Club Brugge), Hoefkens (Stoke City), Lombaerts (AA Gent), Van Buyten (Bayern) , Van Damme (Anderlecht), Vanden Borre (Anderlecht) and Peter Van der Heyden (Wolfsburg)
Midfielders: Chatelle (Genk) Daerden (Club Brugge), Defour (Standard), De Man (Anderlecht), Fellaini (Standard), Geraerts (Standard), Martens (AZ), Mudingayi (Lazio)
Attackers: E.Mpenza (Manchester City), M.Mpenza (Anderlecht), Sterchele (G.Beerschot)