There’s been a huge embarrassment for Belgium manager Roberto Martinez who is to announce his final 23 man squad for the World Cup on Monday.
Public broadcaster VRT has shown video of 23 mattresses being loaded by a Belgium bedding company before they were transported to Russia.
And you guessed it – on each mattress was the name of a Belgium player.
Put two and two together and you have the names of the 23 man Belgium squad.
Matz Sels – misses out on World Cup – his mattress was missing
If that’s the real squad then Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels, defenders Christian Kabasele and Jordan Lukaku, and midfielders Leander Dendoncker and Adnan Januzaj are the five players who will miss out from the provisional squad of 28 that was already named.
National manager Roberto Martinez is vehemently denying the squad has indeed been leaked.
But if those five players are the ones missing out when he officially announces the squad on Monday the squad has indeed been leaked.
That would be a pity because Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels will miss out on such a huge opportunity.
Seems to us like somebody was asleep at the wheel.
Sorry – that’s the best I can come up with – maybe Belgium officials will be losing sleep before Monday?
I’ll stop now before I dig a deeper hole.