MADRID/BRUSSELS: Belgium national team coach coach Domenico Tedesco has said Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will not be selected for Euro 2024 after being sidelined for most of the season through injury.

The 31-year-old has not played so far this term after sustaining an ACL tear in August and a torn meniscus in March but is set to return for his club.

Courtois said in December he would not be fully fit to play in Germany although he has recovered faster than scheduled.

But Tedesco, having already nominated Vfl Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels as his first choice, told German magazine Kicker: “We are focusing on the boys who are fit.”

Belgium start their Group E campaign at the Euros against Slovakia on June 17 before facing Romania and Ukraine.