Brussels - Belgium reserve goalkeeper Koen Casteels is set
to miss the World Cup after Bundesliga side Hoffenheim confirmed that he broke
his shin bone on Sunday.
The uncapped Casteels was expected to be Belgium's third
choice keeper at the Brazil finals, behind Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet.
Casteels collided with Hertha Berlin's Colombian striker
Adrian Ramos during the second half of their Bundesliga clash and has since
"We support you during your recovery and hope to see
you again soon," tweeted Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.
Casteels is the second player Belgium have now lost to
injury, following Christian Benteke's ruptured Achilles tendon last week.
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