Jan Vertonghen ruled out of Belgium's quarter-final clash with Wales

The Belgian defender has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks with an ankle injury

BY Cian Roche 18:40 Thursday 30 June 2016, 18:40 30 Jun 2016


Wales have received a massive boost ahead of their European Championships quarter-final clash with Belgium as defender Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

The left-back/centre back has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks after suffering ligament damage during training.

He joins Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Lombaerts and Dedryck Boyata who are all sidelined for the Belgians through injury.

"Everyone's thoughts are with him," said manager Marc Wilmots today at a press conference, "It is tricky but we have got alternatives. We have alternatives & options there"

 As well as the list of injuris in the squad,  Thomas Vermaelen’s one-game suspension also impacts on preparations for the game tomorrow.

Kick-off in Lille on Friday night is at 8pm.


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