Fellaini ruled out of Belgium's friendlies


Belgium will be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for the friendlies against Italy and Spain because of injury.

Fellaini missed Manchester United's 2-0 Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion yesterday (AEDT) after suffering an unspecified problem in training 24 hours earlier.

The towering 27-year-old will now sit out the home game against Italy on Saturday (AEDT) and the visit of Spain four days later, the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB) confirmed.

Oostende defender Jordan Lukaku has also been withdrawn with an injury.

The pair has been replaced by Everton forward Kevin Mirallas and Gent midfielder Sven Kums.