The Group A leaders will face Scotland in a World Cup qualifying match on September 6, with head coach Marc Wilmots naming his 24-man squad for the fixture yesterday.
Among them are seven forwards of formidable worth; Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne included alongside Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, Kevin Mirallas of Everton and Napoli's Dries Mertens - players who have moved in deals worth a cumulative fee of £77m. PSV Eindhoven's Zakaria Bakkali is also in the squad, a 17-year-old who has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
A 2-0 defeat by the Belgians in October last year brought an ignominious end to Craig Levein's tenure as Scotland manager, but Wilmots will be made to contend without Vincent Kompany in Glasgow. The Manchester City defender is still recovering from a hamstring injury. "Vincent is not with us due to injury but, hopefully, he will be at the game," said the Belgium manager.
SQUAD. Belgium (v Scotland & Croatia, World Cup qualifiers Group A, Sept 6 & 11)
Goalkeepers Koen Casteels (TSG Hoffenheim), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
Defenders Toby Alderweireld (Ajax), Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege), Guillaume Gillet (Anderlecht), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg), Sebastien Pocognoli
(Hannover '96), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich), Jelle Van Damme (Standard Liege), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Defour (Porto), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Timmy Simons (Club Brugge), Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg)
Forwards Eden Harzard (Chelsea), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Dries Mertens (Napoli),
Zakaria Bakkali (PSV Eindhoven)