CELTIC'S Dedryck Boyata has been named in Belgium's official squad list for this month's World Cup in Russia.

The centre-back made Roberto Martinez's final 23-man selection on Monday after featuring regularly for Brendan Rodgers' side in the 2017/18 campaign. 

Boyata joins an impressive squad featuring the likes of Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

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He faces tough competition for his place from Spurs pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen as well as City captain Vincent Kompany and Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen.

The 27-year-old has earned just five senior caps for his country since making his debut in October 2010, but featured for 35 minutes during Saturday's friendly draw with Portugal. 

The former Man City stopper made 39 appearances for the Bhoys in all competitions last season, scoring three goals as they successfully defended the Treble and reached the last 32 of the Europa League. 

Belgium open their World Cup campagin against Panama in Sochi on 18 June before facing Tunisia in Moscow on the 23rd and finally England in Kaliningrad on the 28th.