How are Leicester’s players getting on at the World Cup?

Daniel Amartey of Ghana and Leicester City (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Timothy Castagne of Belgium and Leicester City (Photo by Pawel Andrachiewicz/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Timothy Castagne has started both of Belgium’s matches so far and has looked assured at full-back. However he is currently occupying the left-back spot due to Thomas Meunier’s expertise on the other side.

Youri Tielemans has played 120 minutes since arriving in Qatar but hasn’t lived up to his usual standards. Belgium’s starting XI are ageing so need to freshen up the back line. If only they had an in-form, ball-playing centre back with a ridiculously good record in the Premier League on their bench.

Wout Faes is yet to feature at this World Cup despite Belgium’s fragility at the back. Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have both been preferred. That partnership was effective, but that was seven years ago.

Daniel Amartey – Ghana

Daniel Amartey’s tournament hopes are still alive after an eventful second game, this time versus South Korea. Ghana conceded two goals in three minutes to make it 2-2, which would have kept the Ghanaians at the bottom of the group. Though a side-footed finish stroked in by Mohammed Kudus helped them leapfrog their opponents into second place.

At the time of writing, Ghana are second in Group H and could clinch qualification if they beat Uruguay in their final fixture of this stage. They were at the foot of the table with one point after narrowly losing against one of the competitions favourites in Portugal, 3-2.

Brendan Rodgers will desperately hope that Amartey doesn’t pick up any knocks before returning back to the East Midlands. The trio formed with Faes and Danny Ward has been integral in recent gameweeks.