Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku has left the Belgium squad due to “muscle fatigue”, says head coach Roberto Martinez.
Chelsea striker Lukaku will miss the Nations League third-place play-off against Italy in Turin on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old scored Belgium’s second goal and played the full 90 minutes in their 3-2 semi-final defeat to France on Thursday.
Lukaku has initially returned to Belgium rather than his club side to undergo medical treatment.
“It’s an overload. He didn’t feel 100 per cent to play tomorrow. It’s soreness in his tissue,” Martinez said of Belgium’s record goalscorer at a pre-match news conference on Saturday.
“Every decision taken involves both medical departments together for the good of the player.”