Does Domenico Tedesco’s extension signal the end of Thibaut Courtois’ international career?

The Belgian FA have announced that the contract of the Red Devils head coach Domenico Tedesco has been extended for two more years. This will take the head coach up to the 2026. However, this does suggest that Thibaut Courtois may have well played his final game for the Belgian national team. The 31-year-old Real Madrid shot stopper fell out with Tedesco last year and has not been included in a squad since. Their fall out has been public, with the goalkeeper having since criticised the national team head coach in an interview.

Courtois has already ruled himself out of the upcoming Euro’s in Germany with an injury, aiming instead to return to club action for next season. However, if the goalkeeper and Tedesco cannot patch things up following the tournament, it is likely that Courtois may well have played his final game for the Belgian national team. It will be a sad end to one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, and another legendary goalkeeper that has been produced by Belgium over the years.

Courtois made his debut for the Red Devils back in 2011 at the age of just 19. He has since gone on to make 102 appearances for Belgium, making multiple appearances at World Cups and the Euro’s with the countries golden generation.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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