Tottenham's Mousa Dembele set to miss Belgium v Sweden

Belgium's Mousa Dembele sustains an injury

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele is expected tol miss Belgium's final group game.

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele gesturesTottenham's Mousa Dembele gestures

Mousa Dembele is expected to miss Belgium's final game of Euro 2016, according to reports in his homeland.

Nieuwsblad report that while a final decision is yet to be taken on the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, manager Marc Wilmots is unlikely to risk him.

Dembele started Belgium's 3-0 win over Ireland on Saturday but was substituted off after 57 minutes after picking up an ankle injury.

Belgium's Mousa Dembele sustains an injuryBelgium's Mousa Dembele sustains an injury

Belgium's Mousa Dembele goes off injuredBelgium's Mousa Dembele goes off injured

Belgium face Sweden on Wednesday needing at least a draw as they hope to progress from their group, having lost their opening game to Italy.

Dembele did not feature in that fixture to the surprise of many Premier League fans, and the loss evidently prompted a re-think for coach Marc Wilmots. Now the midfielder's injury provides a further headache.

Speaking about his injury, Dembele was upbeat, stating: "We will see, I may be healed after two days."

Nieuwsblad report Dembele could probably be play if it he had to, but it is a risk Wilmots is unlikely to take, which is good news for Spurs fans hoping the injury does not flare up and is aggravated into something more serious.

Belgium's Mousa Dembele in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes HoolahanBelgium's Mousa Dembele in action with Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch