Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata doesn't make Belgium squad for European Championships

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Belgium training session - Knokke-Heist, Belgium

The Celtic centre-back has not recovered from injury.

Dedryck Boyata celebrates with Tom Rogic after scoring the second goal for CelticDedryck Boyata celebrates with Tom Rogic after scoring the second goal for Celtic

Many people are tipping Belgium for great things at this summer’s European Championships in France, although many would have wondered just how they could have such high hopes with Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata in their squad.

The former Manchester City youngster may not be the most highly rated of Celtic’s players but he does have two caps for the Belgian national team and has featured in many of their squads.

Football Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Belgium training session - Knokke-Heist, BelgiumFootball Soccer - UEFA European Championship 2016 - Belgium training session - Knokke-Heist, Belgium

The 25-year-old will however not be featuring for Belgium at the Euros.

The Red Devils’ national coach Marc Wilmots confirmed this was the case earlier today. He made it clear that Boyata was not going to be in the final squad as he has not yet fully recovered from a muscle injury.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany waves to fans as he walks off to be substituted after sustaining an injuryManchester City's Vincent Kompany waves to fans as he walks off to be substituted after sustaining an injury

The defender joins the likes of Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Lombaerts in missing the Euros for Belgium.

Boyata featured in 42 games for Celtic this season, scoring six goals, although was not universally popular with fans of the club.

Dedryck Boyata celebrates after scoring the second goal for CelticDedryck Boyata celebrates after scoring the second goal for Celtic

This summer he will now have to work on ensuring he is fit for next season with The Bhoys whilst his nation look to conquer Europe.

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