Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku Out of Belgium Squad, so Coach Calls Up the Brothers

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterSeptember 1, 2014

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, right, salutes next to team mate Eden Hazard, after he scored against Luxembourg, during a friendly soccer match at the Cristal Arena stadium in Genk, eastern Belgium, Tuesday, May 26, 2014. Belgium will play against South Korea, Russia and Algeria in Group H of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Yves Logghe/Associated Press

Belgium have lost Premier League duo Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku to injury ahead of their game against Australia on Thursday—but in what must surely be something of a first, coach Marc Wilmots has replaced both players with their younger brothers.

Thorgan Hazard, 21, plays a role similar to his older brother's and is on loan from Chelsea to Borussia Monchengladbach this season.

Yves Logghe/Associated Press

Jordan Lukaku, 20, is a defender, making his way in the game with KV Oostende in Belgium.  

Romelu tweeted his delight at the news:

The best news of my whole life... My brother is called up for the @BelRedDevils pff the dream is getting closer 😭😃🙏 . Congrats @J_Lukaku94

— R.Lukaku Bolingoli10 (@RomeluLukaku9) August 31, 2014

 [h/t Sydney Morning Herald]

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